Monday, August 10, 2009

Gel medium transfers

A couple of days ago I started working on gel medium transfers. I did this according to a tutorial I found on the internet in which was mentioned that a number of layers of gel medium had to be brushed on the image. After at least 4 layers, you had to soak it in luke warm water and scrub the paper away.

On these pictures you can see the result. The one on the left was painted paper, the one on the right a computer print. Well one thing is certain this type of technique I will not use again. The result on the left feels and looks way too much like plastic to me, and the result on the right is not attractive either. In other words, time to do some more googling. And yes I found another technique on how to make gel medium transfer. This technique was to put a thin layer of medium to the print, press this down onto fabric and leave it for the night. Next day scrub it with a wet brush. This could be done with a paper print, but a print on a transparance sheet also gave great results. When using the transparancy you do not have to wait, but you place the sheet on top of your fabric and start rubbing away with your fingers or with a spoon. This is the result I got by using these two variations it:

I LOVE this result. This is a technique I will use more often. The sample you see here is doubling as my journal quilt for CQGB for the month of August


Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...


I agree with you. I love the last result the best.

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