On the weekend I had the urge to do something a little different, so I decided to do some image transfers. The previous weekend I had taken some photos at Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh. Edinburgh has the BEST graveyards, full of sculptures, grand monuments, carving-all sorts, and they make for interesting photos.
So I selected three photos and printed them on a laser printer. Our laser printer only prints black and white, but since these photos were pretty much monochramatic anyway, black and white was OK. I used gel medium to transfer the images, onto a collaged background of music paper, book paper, and some old scrapbook paper too. Then I used watercolour and acrylic paint, stamps, bronzing powder, and texture paste (not necessarily in that order!) to build up layers.
This is the result:
And some details:
The gold bronzing powder adds a subtle sheen that is very difficult to see in a photo.
You can see how the bronzing powder highlights the brush strokes here. This photo was taken in the sun so you can see how the bronzing powder glows:
The texture paste through a stencil:
Sorry about the variations in the colour-some of the photos were taken in shade, and some in the sun so some look warm, and some cold.
Anyway, I had fun doing this project, and it's something different to do with photos.
I will post another project I did using a different image transfer technique later on in the week, so if you enjoyed this post, pop back later to have a peek!