Wanderlust 2022 - Weeks nine to fourteen - Image transfer and Texture paste
I am really enjoying this year's mixed media art journaling course. Each block of seven weeks focuses on different media. This block was about image transfer and texture paste/modelling paste. The page above has image transfer using gel medium, image transfer using acetone and texture paste through a stencil. The image transfer using gel medium was a new technique and one which worked well. The big photo is of my granny's family, the small one is my Dad when he was little and the rather ghostly bride and groom are my Mum and Dad (that transfer was using acetone).
Week ten was all about texture paste. We made marks in it and then added a tag and images around it.
I loved making this page, which was based around a gel plate transfer using a magazine image and words from a magazine. Using the monotone colour scheme was not something I would normally choose but I loved it! I also added some mark making tissue paper pieces and stencilled letters in gold, and printed back to front to the collage.
Week eleven involved making our own flower and leaf stamps and using watercolour to stamp into the texture paste - something I had never done before. The image has ended up with lots of texture, which isn't obvious from the picture. We also stamped the leaf and flower shapes onto separate papers and used these to create the vase.
Week twelve was all about layers around an image transfer. I didn't have a family photo big enough for this and as you need a laserprint image for this to work, I ended up choosing a magazine image to transfer using the gel medium technique. I based the page on some of my Granny's interests which were nature and the countryside. She knew all about wild flowers and trees and so I have incorporated these into the page. I also used the leaf and flower stamps I had made from the previous week.
Week thirteen was based about texture paste through stencils onto tissue paper. I also incorporated collage papers I had made on my gel plate. this stencil is one of my favourites - It is Klimt Spiral pattern by Stamperia. I have used it quite a lot since I bought it! I hadn't intended using my Mum's two favourite colours, turquoise and orange (well, cadmium red acrylic paint actually with a bit of Spiced Marmalade Distress crayon for good measure).
Last week was based around a napkin which was applied around the edge of a page. The texture paste was used to hold a pressed flower on the central cluster element. However, my flower is still being pressed! (I will add it in when it is dried and pressed and if it looks OK). It's a very happy page.
The next material we'll be exploring is artists' acrylic paints.