Recently I stumbled onto the world of image transfers (putting photos or artwork on wood, canvas, tiles, fabric). I attended a workshop last week and since then I have been playing with this technique to transfer images on artist panels. I am addicted to the process. Combing through old photos, printing images on the jet ink printer, and digging in my box of collage papers has produced treasures that have been fun to manipulate.
The class was taught by Bryan Holland, an artist from St. Peter Minnesota. Bryan walked us through the process using a mixture of gel mediums. Image transfer can be a touchy process and takes a bit of practice to develop a sense of timing for setting the image and then patience for removing the residual paper backing. As an artist who has always been fascinated by collage because of the unusual juxtaposition of paper and images, image transfer offers another process for building layers. I never know what will happen as the image is transferred.With each addition of an image another dimension to the composition is added. With each failure of an image to transfer adds another conundrum.
For this week’s blog I leave with you four of the collages using image transfer I created. I had a lot of studio time this week! My next step is to combine watercolor with this process. The possibilities are endless.
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