... playing with photo transfers again ...
this was a simple magazine page
which I transferred to glass
(the technique is fully explained at the end of this post)
I took all the words found in the image:
Georgetown, theatre, gypsy tea house, shoe sale, no turn on red, the big chill, against all odds, etc. and rearranged them into short found poem of sorts
No Sale On Tea Town
Odd George, the red gypsy, and the big theatre houses,
All turn a chill shoe on us today.
It's fun - if I were an art teacher, or a creative writing teacher - this would be an awesome excercise with kids.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a lecture and book signing with Elizabeth George, who has a new book series for young adults that takes place on Whidbey Island.
It was inspiring to hear about her creative process.
She has been writing since the age of seven. Wow - just wow.
Photo transfer how to:
Apply several (5-7) coats of Golden Gel Medium to a magazine image, allowing to dry thoroughly between coats (at least 1 hour each time)
Wait 24 hours after applying the final coat.
Next: soak your gel coated image in water until the paper begins to dissolve and rubs away easily from the gel "skin"
You may now adhere this "skin" to paper, glass, wood, whatever you desire.
Use gel medium as your adhesive.