Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gel Transfers using ink-jet images.

The transfer technique using gel medium is too unpredictable. I transfered onto paper, cotton, and a stretched canvas.The application of gel medium leans toward a thicker application then I expected in order to get a better transfer.  In this case, for the outcome, the use of materials seems a waste.  This technique gets moved over to altered books, fabric postcards at best.


I'm now trying a similiar image with a magazine page and a toner-based imageon paper and the stretched canvas.



4 comments:

  1. I've never gotten the gel medium process to work, despite how easy Lesley Riley makes it look!

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  2. the more i look at the results the more i know this is not a look i want in my quilts. i hope to try the digital grounds next week.

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  3. I used that technique on one of my journal quilts and really didn't like how thick and 'plasticy' the fabric felt after the application of the gel. I think Gerrie has great success using CitraSol....maybe she'll jump in here and comment.
    Good to see you back at work!
    Happy Easter!
    xo

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  4. have you tried the Transfer Artist Paper by Lesley Riley? I picked up a package at IQF Chicago, and have been very happy with the results - I guess I like it because it's not messy...and, it works on leather, metal, other subtrates.

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