Thursday, March 22, 2012

photo transfer


I made a photo transfer of my great grandparents several weeks ago

(but I was quite unhappy with the results)

so, yesterday, I add lots of color with watercolor pencils

and burnished it with beeswax

now I'm happy


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11 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

The colored pencils really made it pop! I would imagine it's hard to get a clean image on watercolor paper too because it has so much tooth, this came out great. Love the photo. xox

~*~Patty S said...

The color is what struck me first...such a delightful couple and your transfer has such charm too dear Kimmie!

oxo

sukipoet said...

you are so good at transfers. this one has great texture with your additions.

Cynthia Eloise said...

i love how it turned out.

Lynn said...

Bravo. I like family art! This is a great piece to be treasured!

Lynn said...

I went to look at the other photo transfered pieces. Love your fabric pieces so much...so much wonderful details...and that typewriter! Your NEW typewriter...too fun!

Neesie said...

As you might have guessed, I've been living in a cave for the last few years and so therefore haven't heard of this technique...I know I've got such a lot to catch up on.
I love old family photos ~ I think they're priceless and to be treasured.
You've done a brilliant job ;D

Katie said...

This is the coolest!! Is that on a card? I think I will try this for some mail art.
Lovely Kimmie!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Very cool! Your artwork is fantastic. Have a great weekend. Tammy

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Fabulous!

Karen Gerstenberger said...

Very cool. You have so many good ideas and fresh techniques to draw upon (pun intended), and you seem to know intuitively what to do next. I admire your art so much.