Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday - Copycats


This week's prompt for Inspire Me Thursday is "copycats". I've been experimenting with image transfers, so I thought I'd share a couple of examples. For these transfers I used art from Dover, which I printed on plain paper on my laser printer, and applied it with Golden Gel Medium to some formica sample chips I found at a local home improvement store. Most of the color you see here is the formica showing through, although I added some Prismacolor pencil accents and some rubber-stamped crackling to the one on the right. I had planned on adding some gold leaf to both, but after an extensive search of my supplies, I couldn't find my metal leaf. After I seal these I'll probably use them as tags for collage.

5 comments:

Cheryl Finley: said...

Hi Cheryl!
I really like your image transfers... they are so unique..intriguing..and I love the colors; they add a even more mystery. Amazing work, Cheryl. Thanks for the insiration!

megan said...

these are cool. I love that you're using "found" art supplies. Makes me want to go out scavenging right now.

Leah said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! i really love these transfers. i've had trouble using gel medium and laser printed images to do transfers. what process did you use?

i'm also loving the inspiration for the name of your blog. :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

These look great, especially the one on the left!

Pilar said...

These are so delightful! I love your transfer process to include alterting after the transfered has been completed. Thank you for your very kind compliments on my envelopes and visiting my blog.:D