Monday, January 11, 2010
CRUSADE No. 36 ~ Braving the Elements
I decided to start participating again in the GPP Street Team challenges put on by
Michelle Ward. This months challenge had us making paper snowflakes and using them as masks and then as elements on the page. In addition I used a bird stencil, snowflake stamps and colored and charcoal pencil. This was a fun exercise that I would do a little different the next time. I was using my paper bag journal and with all the texture it sometimes is hard to get stamps to work. Click on the link above to look at what all the other challengers are doing this month.
I have spent the last 2 days cleaning and reorganized both the weaving and art studios. They are both functional now but what a lot of work. I want to work at not getting things into such a big mess this year. Wish me luck I am going to need it.
Lynn asked on how I did that transfer before painting my self portrait. Its was just a basic gel transfer using Golden Soft Gel Matte Medium. I lather gel on the image, place it face down on the substrate I want to transfer it to and smooth out the paper with a piece of mat board and wait a few minutes and then pull the paper off and the image should transfer. I have been thinking if perhaps I left it on longer I might get better results. I was using an image from an ink jet printer. I hope that answered your question.