This was sort of an "aha!" moment for me. I've always wondered why you would want to do an image transfer - why not just glue the image on? Well, the result of an image transfer is a faded, or sometimes transparent image. For me, the patterned paper is a bit bright, so the image transferred paper is much more usable for me.
Here is another example on a tag. The secret to an image transfer is to apply plenty of adhesive (we used gesso, but gel medium is another popular medium), burnish your image on so there aren't any air bubbles, and let it dry thoroughly. I let mine dry overnight. I did them just before bedtime so I wouldn't be tempted to touch them for at least eight hours!
I wanted see how I could apply this technique to my scrapbooking and cardmaking, so I set out to embellish the tags. For the heart tag, I sprayed on several layers of Memories Mists:
- Layer 1: Pale Ale
- Layer 2: Covered the tag with a stencil from Tattered Angels and spray with Amaretto
- Layer 3: Copper Shimmer
old paper, tea stain) to give the edge a little definition. I stamped a swirl image from Club Scrap on the left with acrylic paint. When I was done with that, it sort of looked like a flower stem to me, so I found a neat saying from Club Scrap to put on vellum, and added some paper flowers, a brad, and ribbon to finish it up.
I'm really enjoying the online format of this class. I get to explore the techiques on my own time, and there is a really supportive group of ladies, and Claudine Hellmuth, to help us out. A lot of ladies from the class have a blog, and they're listed on the left. Check out what everybody else is discovering through this class!