Hi friends! I’ve got another tutorial for you today. This one shows you how to do an image transfer using gel medium (I use self-leveling clear gel). The footage from this video is during the making of my Marie Part 1 video, and it was a bit of a random idea to do a tutorial on the spot because I thought image transfer would be a good tutorial topic. I was just in the middle of doing it and thought, “Hey! Maybe people want to see how I do this!” so here you go 🙂
Hopefully you get a good idea of what using gel medium to transfer an image is all about! The advantage of doing this is that it makes your image super thin because you’ve removed all the bulk of the paper from the backing. This lets you add collage elements to your artwork (on canvas, wood or watercolour paper!) or scrap booking without building up thickness and makes your collage much less obvious. It also makes it easier to work on top of the collage because there’s no thick edges to work on top of or around.
The images also become semi-transparent because you’ve taken away the white paper background. This also helps improve the collage look because the image blends in better with the colours you already have going on in your art or scrap book page.
So hopefully now you know how to do it, and have fun playing around with it!
Thanks so much for watching!!
Opening Music = “Chase” by Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech
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