Monday 29 February 2016

Image Transfer, She flies

Eager to play with all the possibilities of image transfer and wanting to use this particularly striking image of a 60's girl with angular haircut; I had several attempts to transfer this image onto a substrate.....I tried the method that was demonstrated by Sara Naumann involving sticky tape....failed....tried transferring, Leandra style with Satin Glaze....failed and finally managed it with inspiration from the latest Guest Designer blog with the doggie by Penny Nuttall.

I prepared the back of a cereal packet by gessoing.
I  printed off my 60's image and laid it face down onto Matte Medium, burnished with a spoon and left it overnight!  Very difficult for me to leave anything overnight...particularly biscuits!

Next, I sprayed the paper with water and carefully rubbed off the backing paper....I found a baby wipe helped because the black ink wanted to spread everywhere.

Next, I sprayed some Distress Stains, Vintage photo, Faded jeans and Hickory Smoke onto my craft sheet, sprayed a little water over them and dipped the surround of my card into them. If anything looked too dark, then I dabbed some kitchen roll over them.

I then used Paperartsy stamp HP1506EZ to complete my work....the butterflies with background straight onto the card and the sentiment and single butterfly onto Kraft card....all stamped with Black Archival. 
Just a little Vintage Photo ink around the edges and a little bit of scribble with Black pen to create a frame. 
Like how she turned out and could play with this image again, maybe using psychedelic colours.....groovy baby!

I do hope that you can make out the image of the hubby couldn't work it out till I showed him!
Am entering this into the PA challenge!


  1. This is wonderful piece Hazel! I adore for your pursuing of the transfer techniques. beautiful spraying and your Hot Picks images. xx

  2. Brilliant hazel, love the sheen on her hair,

    Lucy x

  3. Super image to use and the background works very well with it.

  4. I forgot to come back to this from the FB link Hazel! I think it's turned out brilliantly and I saw immediately what the image was but maybe you have to be a woman in a certain age group to see it straight away, lol! A haircut I always wanted but had too curly hair!!!

    The background is perfect for the image and so are the colours!

    Lesley Xx

  5. I think she's beautiful - and I love how you've framed her with the inky dabbings and the fabulous butterflies.
    Alison x

  6. Ooh this is gorgeous - I love the way you've framed the image with textures and butterflies - the whole thing works beautifully.

  7. Wow, that's Such a fab piece Hazel xx