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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Eureka!!! I think she's got it :D

Decided to give gel transfering anther go...this time I did some experimenting first.
I'd printed a pic (ink jet printer) of a mariposa to use as inspiration for the postcard challenge. It was just lying on my desk, begging to be used, so I poured some matt medium on it and slapped it onto a piece of scrap card, hit it with the hairdyer and started rubbing off the worked???!!!
So I grabbed my "try it out" book and stuck another inkjet image and a photo onto a page already prepped with white Gesso...
went away to give it some drying time as I was realising I have been attacking them too quickly.
OMG the image transfered beautifully....
but the photo wouldn't stick. Next I thought, maybe I'd been struggling because I was working on top of acrylic paint....
NO!!! She was perfect!!! So time to try on a pre-painted collage page. I had already tried a transfer on this page before, but the image was difficult to see, so I added a patch of white acrylic first.
(could have given it longer to dry) Then stuck inkjet image on with loads of matt medium...
and "thar she blows!!!" Couldn't believe how well these worked, guess I just needed a little patience :D
Added another image overlapping the first...
and a bit of water colour ...and I am very pleased with this distressed collage effect. Face no 26 for 29 Faces for February.
All the inkjet images are from June at Dezinaworld (except the mariposa) :D XXX


  1. Looking fabulous hun - glad you've managed to crack it!

  2. Excellent work. I love how you end with that haquedado white halo framing his face, very pretty. Greetings.

  3. Way to go Gina, glad you got it sorted at last. It didn't work for me, so I will have to try again another day.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. june' images are always fun and you still amaze me. your card is in the mail (tomorrow) so it may arrive a little late. never know how long the post takes to get to you.

    hugs :)

    1. You always remember my kids don't lol. It should be here in plenty of time :D XXX

  5. These look fabulous, Gina! Way to go! :)

  6. I am so impressed! They turned out absolutely fantastic! hugs, Donna

  7. WTG!!! Fabulous gel transfers.
    Hugs xx

  8. A wonderful page, great technique.