Sunday, 13 July 2008

You light up my life

Transfers is the technique required for the Saturday Workout challenge. I recently watched a youtube video by Claudine Hellmuth showing how to transfer images onto a tag. Sorry, I don't know the link offhand. This is the method:

1) Use a brush to paint dabbers liberally onto the tag and press the printed image onto the wet paint, face down. Leave to dry completely, about 20 mins.
2) Mist the image with water and very gently rub all the paper off with your fingers.

I really liked the ghostly, night-time appearance of the image, and it was quite by chance that I had used dark coloured paint. Then I stamped the flourishes with versamark and dry brushed on some perfect pearls. To fix them I pushed the boat out, and at vast expense used .....hairspray! The funny thing was that I had added the fibres before spraying, and pushed them up out of the way. The hairspray fixed them upright - talk about a bad hair day! lol. ---

Stamps : Crafty Individuals 173; Paper Artsy Arched Apertures 2

Inks : Adirondack Dabbers Cloudy Blue, Purple Twilight and Eggplant; Archival Black; Adirondack Eggplant; Versamark; Brilliance Moonlight White

Extras : Image from The Lady's Closet; Hairspray; Shipping Tag; Fibres; Perfect Pearls 'Pearl'

6 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is a gorgeous Tag.
Really great Transfer. Love them.

Thanks for this wonderful entry to Saturday´s Workout again.

Gillian said...

Ros ... This is a perfect transfer, great tag, love the moody feel to this piece, look forward to seeing more transfers:)

Barbara said...

this looks great and the link is Ranger Industries blog and under Techniques. I have tried this also but didn't get results as good as yours. Must remember to try again.

Willy said...

Wonderful tag!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful transfer

sam21ski said...

This is fab, I'm just having a play now actually. If mine comes out anything like yours, I'll be well chuffed!!!