"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art"
By incorporating a variety of image transfer techniques into the collage I have been able to create a sense of depth through the use of translucent layers.
One of the methods I have used is known as face to face transfer. Here is how to achieve it.
- Choose the image you want to transfer and trim to size. Apply a generous layer of matt medium to the front of the image.Toner and laser prints will make clear crisp transfers. ( Avoid glossy magazines)
- Place the image face down where you wish it to appear on your work. (this technique will give you a reverse image so it is not good for script)
- Burnish gently to remove any bubbles and to remove any surplus medium. Be patient you will need to do this for a good 5 minutes.
- Leave to dry for at least 4 hours. I like to leave mine overnight.
- Once dry spritz the back of the image with some water and start rubbing the paper fibers away.
- When all sign of paper has been rubbed off you are left with a beautiful translucent image.
If you would like to see some more examples of how I use image transfers in my work, please visit my blog
Thank you for stopping by .
A Final word of caution . Please be aware of copyright restrictions particularly if sourcing your imagery from the Internet.