27 February 2012

Art Journal and more image transfers

This time I followed the fab and easy to use instructions from UKS and created image transfers by layering on 8 layers of gel medium  and then letting it dry and soaking paper off. Intriguing results and more experiments to come. This page began with modeling paste and then layers of acrylic paint in pink, red and yellow and some ill advised adirondack pearl dabber. It was bright and vibrant but I hated the pearl dabber...
Gesso to the rescue. My images come from a book on North West Pacific First Nation Art. I am fascinated by this art and always wanted to learn how to create images like this. The transfers were created by adding about 8 layers of Golden Soft Gel (Semi Gloss) medium in alternating directions. Once dry I soaked the paper and rubbed it off. They were then stuck down with more gel medium.
They are slightly shiny but see through.
I then stamped a number of birds from The Birds on a Wire Dylusion stamp set.

And then began to doodle my journalling. In real life there is not such a contrast in colours between the image transfers and the rest of the page. The journalling is about the fact that I don't get Twitter and can't see the point of it even though I am pretty tech savvy.
The gel medium swirled around so I thought my journalling should too. I then created a border around the pages of 140 black blocks and added a number to each to represent the 140 characters allowed in a tweet. 
Another finished page.


  1. Brilliant jornalling, super finished pages !!

  2. Beautiful journaling ... love how you break down your creative process in pictures ...

  3. Hi Sally. As always brilliant journalling.
    Regards Florence x

  4. Love your numbered black blocks as a finishing touch, great idea!