Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Transfer Technique


I recently read about another transfer method that I had to try as I'd like to teach transfer techniques at Scraptivate and as we sell the Matisse Gel Medium, I'd like to use that. The technique is by Jonathan Talbot (another transfer technique guru, along with Lesley Riley), here's what I did....

Covered a piece of script scrapbook paper with Matisse Gel Medium (gloss), cut out an image of a girl and coated that also with the Matisse medium - taking care not to get any of the gel medium onto the back of this picture. Let both of these pieces dry. Then I coated the dry script paper receiving surface with the medium again, pressed the image face-down and burnished them together. Let this piece dry. Then using a wetted-finger started to gently rub off the white backing of the image, it rolled and balled up, kept doing this until the image became clearer. You may not get all of the "bloom" (the white stuff) off but most will come off, I then coated it again with the gel medium and this seems to get rid of most of the bloom. That's it! Works a treat! Though you do need an image with some light coloured parts to it - as you can see you can't see the script through her hair as it's black. Try it - nothing to lose - it's only a bit of paper!
Speaking of paper, I use normal copy paper for printing the images but I do prefer using the Nopa paper (from Officeworks) for printing my images. It's around $20 for a ream but it's beautiful paper - very satin-like feel to it and a little thicker than normal reflex copy paper.

8 comments:

Julie H said...

Thanks for that Kelsey. I have a large tub of the Matisse medium - and so far thought it was a waste of money. I will try this technique soon.

You are so generous with your ideas. Thank you.

kelsey said...

You're very welcome Julie and I'm so glad that the Matisse worked too! Just another way to do transfers....love 'em all!

Natalie B said...

Transfer looks great Kelsey. Hmmm another demo at SAJ's coming on do you feel??

vivian said...

love your blog kelsey... and you siad you've only been doing this blog for a week and a bit? love your style. :o)

Jen Crossley said...

Kelsey wow what a wonderful techinque,you are indeed the tech Queen.THanks for being so sharing with your art
Jen Crozza

kelsey said...

Thanks Nat, hmmmm, maybe a demo next year....still have the one to do on Friday night yet! lol

kelsey said...

Thanks for the compliment Viv, yes, like in life.....I'm "wordy" on my bog too...can't help it ;-}

kelsey said...

Have a go at it Jen, it works great! Especially if you don't have the "Golden" gel medium readily available.