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After a day of recording German and English Youtubes parallel, I decided it was time to have a little play with stamps and paint and stuff….. you know how it goes.
Downtime it’s called.
So this is what I came up with. Ready? Hang on to your hollyhocks! It goes a bit woowah towards the end!
This scrap copy paper was sitting on the top of the scrap pile. Like like like the colours muchly…. Was definitely done with the excess on a brayer, using the Golden Open Paints, the Azo Gold and the Quinacridone Blue….
It needs some birds, thought I. The Geese! Yes!
Only thing is, the couple are pointing in the wrong direction. The lighter end of the scrap is at the other end. Couldn’t I use the lonely goose? The solo one? She’s looking in the right direction. Ah well. Didn’t see her until I had already done the job!
Thinking cap on. Gel press printing plate out! Stamp the goosey couple on the Gelpress with a Blackout ink pad. Very good ink pad. Permanent, which you need to use on acrylic paint, but also doesn’t stain the Gel Press.
Flip the Gel Press on the Megamount, and stamp the geese into the opening.
Looking longingly at their friends, all setting out for warmer climes.
Use a white pencil eraser to take out a lot of the paint within the geese. Works a treat!
Now use black and white Perga Liner B-pencils to add light and shade to the geese. Piece of cake. By the way, did you know that you can buy the Perga Liner pencils individually now? If your favourite blue is getting short, now you can replace it with a long one! Woohoo!!!
So now, we have a delightful piece of atmospheric artwork. On a paper scrap. But what to do with it. I would love to transfer it to a canvas board. Thinking cap on…
Foto Transfer medium out! This is where it goes a bit woowah. This is where you have to detach from your scrap masterpiece emotionally, because in 3 minutes time, it could well be a binner, a wozere, an iznomore.
Cover both the canvas board and the actual artwork (painty side) with the medium,
…then quickly press them together. On the tub it says wait 24 hours for the medium to dry. Not a chance. This is dinner’s-being-served-in-10-minutes-Barbie here!
So speed dry with a heat gun will have to do!
Use a sponge to wet the surface. Not too much water; just enough so that the image appears. Now let’s watch the magic happen.
By gently rubbing the surface with a damp little sponge, gradually the paper will peel away to reveal the artwork.
See? Blimming brilliant stuff, this Foto Transfer gear! Photo?!?!? What photo?!?!?
And I love it when some of the picture comes away too. Give it a real grungy, distressed, aged look. Bit like me then…
But when you get in close, you can see just how superb this gets.
And guess what! The geese are up the right end now! Just where I wanted them.
When it is dry, I will spray a sealant over the whole canvas board.
I love these geese. Maria had the garden birds on her TV show yesterday. They are super too. our clever Mel drew all of these birds. Where would we be without her?!
Head on over to the birdstamps section on our website. Pretty special, even if I say so myself.
Love and hugs,