Monday, November 5, 2012

photo transfer on glass

I tried something new today
have you seen my old tried and true photo transfer technique that I use on watercolor paper?
(click here for the tutorial)
well, I thought it might work on some of my beach glass


it actually works better on beach glass than it does on paper



the two pieces pictured below are from my outing on the trail a couple of days ago:



here you can see how different they all look depending on the thickness of the glass:


the pieces I chose were pretty clear - the roughest one being the one on the far right

the glass was very weathered and gives the image a foggy look to it
but if you flip it over it's really quite visible:


I am so pleased with these results!
I will definitely be making lots more of these!

37 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That's just wild. Have you seen this done before or are you the very first human to create something so beautiful with sea glass and photo transfers?

kimmie said...

Thanks E!

I had more fun than I've had in ages :)

I'm sure I've seen it somewhere?!? there's nothing new under the sun - just new renditions of old ideas :)

*jean* said...

so cool!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow, those are so beautiful! Who would have thought that was possible? I am off to read about your technique.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

they are stunning... I have never seen the technique and the results are quite breathtaking.... xx

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Wow. These are Gorgeous with a capital G. If I'd made them, tho, I'd be tempted to place one in a sure-to-be-found place near the water (bench or whatever) and watch peoples' wonderment :)

Linda said...

I love how these turned out! Great art Kimmie (now I need to get to a beach ;-)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

These came out amazing Kimmie, so clear like qhost images washed ashore. xox

Halle said...

Super cool!!! You are so inspiring!

DAWN said...

that is Amazing! so glad that inspiration struck. They had a really magical quality about them. Like little pieces of time stuck inside a shard of glass.
Beautiful.
~Dawn

sharon said...

Incredibly beautiful, and they capture a moment so perfect....love!

Kim Mailhot said...

What an amazing discovery !!! So so pretty !

Lorraine said...

wow these are so beautiful and would make lovely pendants.

~*~Patty S said...

Magical and so beautiful

I bet you ARE very pleased with your results!

oxo

Caterina Giglio said...

these are fab Kimmie, did you seal it with anything?

Gayle Price said...

Gorgeous, these look amazing. xx

Becca said...

Wow! That is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and tutorials Kimmie!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is one incredible post. Your photos always take center stage, and now your sea glass makes it even more amazing. What a wonderful way to spend a day.

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Catharina Maria said...

Beautiful , I so love it !
Love ♥RINI♥

sukipoet said...

inventive and beautiful. i like the foggy look. wish i hadnt thrown away all my cape cod beach glass when i moved.

Jill said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my. Love these so much!

Lisa said...

these are amazing! gorgeous! heading over to check out your technique now. thanks for sharing!

hula-la said...

I am loving this! Can hardly wait to give it a whirl! Have you tried "CAULK TRANSFERS?"...

Here's a copy of mine I did at a workshop.

http://outofhand-alteredbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/bathing-beauty.html

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Brilliant! I really like these ... just sad I don't have any beach glass to give it a go myself.

nancy neva gagliano said...

exquisite gems you've created! wow.

barbara said...

i can't wait to try this! beach glass is my favorite!!! thanks for sharing this technique. i haven't tried anything like this before.

Kim Henkel said...

These are stunningly beautiful! WOW!

Kellie said...

These are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Breyonna Cadina said...

These are AMAZING!! I can't wait to try it. Can you clarify how you do it? I clicked on the link but can't figure how you did it on the glass.

THANK YOU!!

Maneki said...

Those are just so beautiful - very dreamy and poetic and I love it!

Maiz Connolly said...

These are sooooo beautiful! I must try it.

Sarah Strawn said...

Very pretty. Unfortunately, I couldn't bring up the tutorial link. Could you please re-post the link? Thanks

Kim Andersen said...

Hi Sarah Strawn - you have to click on the word "here" where it says "click here for the link"

fiona kraft said...

Hello, there is an art competition for my school district I'm competing in on Feburary 14th, and I was planning on doing this technique for my piece! I have seen other tutorials for this but this is one that I have favored. I was wondering what exactly the glass is that you used for this. The other types of beach glass that I've seen look more like pebbles than actually chunk of glass. If you could please help me out that would be fantastic! Thanks a lot. - Fiona Kraft

Kim Andersen said...

Hi Fiona - my beach glass isn't as weathered as some because it's from a beach with very little wave action. You could investigate how to make your own "beach" glass. I've seen rock tumblers used for that - or even just a jar filled with sand and gravel that you would shake your glass in. You could control the amount of weathering you want if you make your own. If that isn't an option for you, I would be happy to mail you some of my glass. You can reach me at: milepost7 (at) comcast (dot) net

Syncopated Eyeball said...

So delicate and beautiful.