Saturday, May 22, 2010
I thought I'd share these collages that are done on a base of canvas. I've been playing with gel medium transfers and these are done with Claudine Hellmuth's multi medium. I've found that I can use my Epson ink jet printer that uses pigment ink to do this, and before, I used to print on cheap copy paper thinking that the paper pulp would be easy to rub off. But for these pieces I used my thin Epson paper and was so pleased with how true the colors were and the paper pulp still was easy to rub off!!! The background images are all done as transfers and then I added other paper images to the collage and really fun shabby fabric flowers (I know I've given this link before, but Roben-Marie Smith's video tutorial HERE is definitely worth another mention - check it out.) All my images are from digital scans of antique french postcards from French Kissed (find Trishia's etsy shop HERE) - another place you need to check out!