Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gel transfers with freezer paper

I am posting a couple of Gel transfers that my husband & I did on freezer paper & transferred to decorative paper. We followed these steps: 1) We printed ink jet print on the freezer paper. 2) Covered decorative paper with a thin to medium layer of Golden soft gel medium 3) Laid freezer paper face down on gel & brayered paper to lay flat. 4) My hubby shot his for a few seconds with the hairdryer (I did not.) 5) Removed the freezer paper. I was flabbergasted when my husband pulled his paper off. It looked so good I almost ordered him out of my kitchen! His is the first pic shown with the lovely lady in the large hat. He had one flaw on the side of her face but I still thought it turned out beautifully. I slapped her right down on a 6x12" canvas. Mine is the polka-dot girl. I followed directions above minus the hairdryer. I removed the paper about 30-40 seconds after it was put down. I am not that lucky with gel transfers normally so I was pretty pleased with this one. She hasn't been mounted to anything just yet.
I do want to say that the woman with the large hat was from a postcard that I found on Flickr. It
belongs to Charlie Dave who was kind enough to let me use the postcard image. It was from his Mum's collection from the 20's or 30's. Have a great weekend everyone!






14 comments:

GAIL said...

So is Victor hooked? I love your dotted girl!

Ruth of Allover Art said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing!

Mar said...

these are AWESOME!!!

i don't get good results with the transfers
i transfer well
but my colors fade for some reason
so i am envious of anyone that makes them perform for them
grr

Diana Evans said...

oh my goodness Diane!!! these turned out so neat...freezer paper...you amaze me with these techniques....thanks for always being so sweet...you are truly a wonderful friend and I am grateful to have met you...

Hugs and have a wonderful weekend...

Diana

Mam said...

Diane, This is very cool. I've only done the freezer paper transfers with no medium at all. Did you see my tutorial on them?
(My tutorials are listed on my sidebar)
I am going to link to this post so others can take advantage of this.
Thanks for the Marie Antoinette award! How fun. I'll put it on my blog soon.
Nancy

Brenda said...

These are great. Thanks for sharing the technique, can't wait to give it a try.

mk said...

as always these are great! more fun stuff to play with.... i bought some freezer paper, hadn't got to it yet, but that may be tonight's project!

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... team creating! Love it!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi diane!
oh what a great post! i love that your husband is tranferring prints with you. how wonderful!
it is perfect!
melissa

Orion Designs said...

What fun for you and your husband to do this together. Both transfers turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Vicki

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Heather Robinson said...

Oh what a marvelous technique. I'm so glad that you shared it because I really am attracted to the pieces that you created.

minnie said...

ok, this is amazing...the polka dot girl is the best ever.......we will be meeting soon to learn this, i absolutely love it...............

byeblue said...

Super! Your gel transfer info is a bit help. Thanks so much for posting it.