I love...love....love to do fabric transfers. There is just something so cool about pulling that paper off of the fabric and seeing if you've gotten a clear print. I could do it all day. Here is a tutorial of a fabric transfer. You will need some gel medium, I prefer Golden brand. I think it makes a better image. Print off an image on an inkjet printer. I like to use muslin or cotton material for my substrat. View this photo Spread some gel medium onto the fabric a little larger than the printed image. Place the image face down onto the gel and burnish with the back of a spoon or smooth object. Make sure the image has made good contact with the fabric. Wait about 15 seconds or so then gently peel the paper off of the fabric to reveal the image. Some of the white paper may stay on the image. You can wait till it dries some and wet your finger and gently rub the white paper off. After the image dries, I like to paint a coat of gel medium over the top of the image to seal it. And voila!! A perfect, or sometime not so perfect (which can be nice too), image to use on your next project. Thanks for watching!!! Marla
Use your hot glue gun to make a pattern on a not stick surface. Make sure the edges of the glue pattern touch so it will be in one connected piece. When it is dry and cooled, carefully peel it from the non-stick surface. This is your new stencil. I laid it on paper and sprayed it with Dylusions ink from Dyan Reevley. You can make any pattern you want. So fun!!! Marla
I finally have been working on some things once again. Funny how life gets in the way of art sometimes. I love the new mini distress ink pads that Tim Holtz and Ranger have released this year so I decided to participate in the June tag. You can check out the process on Tim Holtz's blog http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-june/. I used Tim's crocodile stencil #22 to apply the watercolor background then using a blending tool added Wild Honey distress ink on top. The other variation that I used was the little boy on this TH stamp was solid black so I painted the inside space with white gesso then proceeded to paint the image with the water brush with distress ink. Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out Tim's blog because his work is truly amazing!
I have been visiting the website of Stephanie Ackerman
www.HomegrownHospitality.typepad.com/ and admiring her artwork. I decided I would try to imitate her style of painting and I really liked the process. First, I gessoed the canvas, then layered old dictionary papers and used matte gel to glue down. Then I painted various colors over that layer and painted a red heart. I continued to add colors, stenciled images, textures and black oil pastels to outline the heart and edges of the canvas. I added script and stamping and Tim Holtz Grunge Letters at TimHoltz.com/, painted black and dry brushed with white.
This is an assemblage piece I did that involves different collage elements. I started with a substrate like matboard fit to the size of the frame. I glued background papers onto it. Then found objects to adhere on top of the background. A round rusty metal disk, an old photo of my grandma, some grunge board cut in a spiral shape, rusty hinges and colored numbers cut up and placed on top of each other to give a 3D effect all distressed to look old.