Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My first Gel Transfer in almost two years!

This is the first gel medium transfer I've done in almost two years. Once I found Sheer Heaven I threw the Gel Medium aside. This one was printed on a 4x6 piece of G & G digital glossy photo paper. I received several packages of this when I ordered ink. They were freebies. I printed my inkjet image from my Epson & did three coats of the gel medium, letting each dry well. I placed the print on the decorated canvas & heat set. Once that cooled, I applied a little water to work the paper off. This is the FIRST successful transfer I've done from my inkjet. I do not use Durabrite inks. I am not even sure if it's a pigment or a dye ink. Bottom line is....It worked!
I could not believe it!



















One of my new image transfers using Sheer Heaven.
The center image is a transfer & the rest is rubber
stamping Pic is 5x7 & I love her!

5 comments:

GAIL said...

I finally get to come and have you give me private lessons. I'm so excited.

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

beautiful Diane!! I love the 'thick' canvas for your work! It looks great and I bet it hangs even better! You might have to come up here for our Mafia christmas show and sell some of those!! ;)

Diana Evans said...

wow Diane...wonderful work on this piece...I love that you explain how to use the mediums...I will have to try this one of these days...print off some of my digital work and tranfer it to a canvas...well done!!!

dewatobay said...

Lovely and it is so generous of you to explain your process.

Marilyn said...

Diane,
Great transfer. It sounds like the same technique Minnie gave us the "tutorial" on.