21.4.08

acrylic image transfer




It was Jo's birthday yesterday and this is the card I made her.

This was my first attempt at an image transfer, and after seeing image transfers done using acrylic paint I decided that that was the way to go for me. I took a piece of patterned paper from one of Crafty Individuals paper pads and painted a good layer of a pale yellow acrylic paint over it and then laid my chosen image onto the paint and then waited, with baited breath. Now patience isn't a strong point of mine and I think I tried rubbing the paper away a little too soon in places, but then I do like the soft distressed look it gives the image. I finished the image off with gold oil pastel and a sprinkling of gold UTEE.

17 comments:

Paula said...

Stunning design! I love the image & the gold flourishes add a luxurious touch.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Its just as fabulous in RL....thankyou Deb, this is such a beautiful card.

glitterangel said...

Fabulous, a beautiful card!

marietom said...

magnifique !

Audrey said...

Deb- this really is WOW!!! I love it, you've done a fab job, hard to believe its your first image transfer!!!!!

alcoholinky said...

I think it's worked brilliantly Deb. fantastic dreamy quality and the gold UTEE just finishes it off (not literally! LOL)

joanne wardle said...

the transfer has a wonderful ethereal effect, and I love it!!

and I guessed it was yours!! lol

Karin said...

It's an amazing transfer Deb really love the overall effect.

JACKIE M said...

Love it..The image and embossing is perfect.

Marilyn Rock said...

Deb; I like the image a lot! It's suttle and has a very mysterious effect - very cool! I've never done transfers with acrylic paint; I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kaz said...

the transfer is fab, very ghostly. the touches of gold are perfect too. gorgeous card Deb. :)

LazyKay said...

It's really interesting seeing this as I tried the image transfer thingy using Golden gel and it came out all faded and misty like this - so it's nice to see a different approach produces the same ethereal effect.

(Note to self - ANOTHER thing to try).

Lovely piece and I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled.

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Em's Blog said...

WOW Deb.. this is just stunning, love the image transfer!

Angela Sumner said...

Gorgeous card Deb! I love the way the image transfer looks - very beautiful. love all the black and gold too...love it!!

Rein said...

Beautiful!

Vickie said...

Love the transfer. I'm going to try that. I've been playing around trying to learn different techniques.

Lana said...

wow -this is so beautiful Deb! Love it!