Monthly Archives: May 2013

Book pages in art…

Good afternoon 

I am on a roll with this blogging business, I decided to share some of my other projects with you…

 

As well as image transfer I am attempting to put my love of doodling to good use and have been turning some of them into cards.

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I have also been experimenting with some different surfaces to doodle on, which brings me to the title…book pages. 

I am sure (as I have) many of you have seen book pages turned into just about everything you can possibly think of, and I am sure it presents some of you with the same questions i had…first and foremost…what about all those poor books!
Well…for my experimentation I must inform you that the book i chose for this was on its last legs, it had lost some pages and was well beyond repair. It was a mas produced reprint of a classic. I still had difficulty making the first mark…but that being said, I really like the way it looks, I also am attempting to believe that i am giving the book a new chance of life, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if i was not doing this with it, it would be thrown in a bin! so here are the results…

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Now if only i could convince some of the people in the world that they want to buy them…
(http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Extemporise)

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Further investigation of image transfer

Good afternoon, I though it was time for another update. I have been carrying on with my experiments in image transfer and getting some interesting results. I have mede some discoveries along the way and though i would share them here (and record them lest i forget)

The first thing i have learned is that hessian is not an easy surface to transfer images to…it is quite bumpy and has holes in it…

However…if you do want to transfer to hessian it is possible but it works better if you but at least 3 layers of acrylic medium, probably more so that it wont all rub off when you try to get the backing off…

Closer weaved fabrics work a lot better, calico is relatively sucessful. Hard surfaces such as wood (the only hard surface i have tried so far, work much better too.

I have also discovered that the type of medium also makes a difference, I have tried the Windsor and Newton Matt and Gloss Mediums and the Liquitex gloss medium, the Liquitex version seems to work much better for this application, I might have to do a direct comparison of all three on the same photo and the same surface at some point.

So that is what i have learnt…here are some photos of what i have done with some of the previous image transfers and some new projects.
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The wood transfers are in the middle of drying after i took the backing paper off with water, which is why their colour looks a little odd. They need a little bit more attention in places.


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