Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Image transfer ---Heritage

Its been a while since I blogged.  I have been down home with my mum and sister who were both in hospital.
Its difficult to see your loved ones suffering.  Mum has just been transferred to a nursing home and my sister to the hospice for respite, so we will see how things unfold.

Over at UKS Art Journal the prompts have continued.  I am trying to keep up but I do not have much time now.  Anyway I made these four pages a while ago when Mum got sick first, and this will cover the prompts 7&8.

Ist Page:

Photo transfer of my mum with Gel medium.( I used a print from my ink jet printer for the vintage look. did not let the medium dry before removing the backing.)
Background-painted with Distress inks:Tattered rose & worn lipatick.

Stamp: Script---hero arts.
foliage & flowers--Prima--Sticky backed canvas---inked with scattered straw & worn lipstick.
Lace stuck on with glossy ascents.

2nd Page:
Cut out gothic window with craft knife.
Background: Tattered rose,scattered straw,Archival ink sepia.
Stamps: Artemio---foliage-(crushed olive & walnut stain inks),  Stampington & Co---Arch--(white embossing powder, & walnut ink),  Nonsequitur---ground--(forest moss ink), Scrollsworks---iron fence--(black ardhival ink & brown tomboy pen),
Hero arts---script--(scattered straw ink),
door knobs---brads--papermania.

3rd Page:
 Background: Scattered straw & Tattered rose distress inks.
Outlined window with Tomboy pens-(020,723,977, N15)
Stamps: archivalink
             pillars:  Scrollsworks--stazon grey ink.
             wire mesh--scrollsworks---archival sepia ink.
             Leaves---dylusions--sepia ink
Leaves & pillars were painted with Tomboy pens(they are watersoluble which I forgot)
Used gesso to knock back the pillars and paint ran a little.  Outlined the leaves & pillars with Letreset black ink pen.  There is something missing about this page, the pillars are not grounded enough.  I will come back to it sometime!

4th Page:
Image transfer from ink jet picture using gel medium, same method as first picture.  This is a picture of my parents before they got married.
Background: Scattered straw, tattered rose, vintage photo distress inks. bottom of page is worn a bit but this gives it dimension.
 tissue tape---idea-ology-Tim Holtz--under the lace.
Stamps: Music--Papermania Urban stamps--forest moss distress ink then gessoed.
             Flourish:--Tim holtz Urban Chic---black archival ink.
Frame hand cut and embossed with Tim holts embossing folder, & inked with tattered rose distress ink.
White Lumiere paint for the white lines around frame.
Doily & lace.
Parents:  Prima stickers alaphabet.

Opening the gothic window is like looking into my Past----

and Future.......
Thank you for looking.


  1. Dear Kay, Prayers offered for speady recovery for mum and sis and for YOU! x (becareful that you don't run yourself down.

    Gorgeous transfer techniques - really suits the vintage photos and a beautiful way of displaying with the peek-a-boo doors. Beautiful as always

  2. Kay these are really fabulous pages and really do convey a wonderful vintage feel to your journal.
    Thank you for taking the time to share them.
    Adding my good wishes and prayers for your mum and sister too.
    Take care.

  3. I love these pages.They are stunning!Well done on the transfers,they turned out so well!