Saturday, September 4, 2010

A couple of techniques (including CCC Week 12!)

This week found me trying a couple of techniques, one I have done once or twice before and a new one!  The fabulous Linda Ledbetter, aka the hostess of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, is on the design team at Gingersnap Creations Blogs.  Last week she posted a "Simple Image Transfer with Gesso" tutorial on the Gingersnap blog.

This week's CCC was found on page 44, Chipped Enamel. (This is the techinque I have used before.) I had fun playing with this one and created quite a few pieces. 

Charlene and I are working on a door sign for our upcoming cruise with Tim and friends.  I used the transfer technique for part of the sign (pictures will follow once we have completed the sign) and had so much fun with it, I kept right on going and created some ATC backgrounds.

I combined the chipped enamel pieces with one of the transferred image backgrounds to create this ATC:


For the "how to" on the flower and leaf you will have to check out page 44 of the Compendium of Curiosities.  In the tutorial for the image transfer, Linda used a mini canvas (board), I just used a piece canvas cloth.  When the background was completed and dried, the image was really faint.  I liked the look much better when it was wet so after I stamped it, I spread a thin layer of Glossy Accents over the entire surface of the ATC to bring out the colors!  (I used glossy accents to adhere the flower and leaf too!)

Like I said, I kept on going, in all I made 7 ATC backgrounds, but as of yet have only completed one other ATC.  I treated this canvas with a little ink, a thin layer of Glossy Accents and some stitching. 

Charlene and I experimented a bit with image transfers and are very excited about the results, but that will be for another post as the experiment was for the door sign.  We had fun experimenting and both plan on using our "discoveries" on other projects, so you may not have to wait for the door sign to see it!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Linda

PS - the "Beleive" stamp is from "Rubber Soul" and "Autumn" is from Hero Arts.

14 comments:

  1. Very cool techniques, love the chipped enamel piece, and those transfers are really cool. Last count I only have 46 ATC's done, better get crackin'! lol!

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  2. Linda, these are fabulous! Sounds like you really had some fun with the transfer technique. I'm thinkin' I'm gonna have to give it a try soon. :)

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  3. Linda, those image transfers turned out PERFECTLY!!! I'm so happy you tried this on the fabric. It would never have occurred to me to do that, and thanks so you, I've learned a whole new approach. Think of all the cool things you can do with this patterned canvas! Makes me wish I could sew!

    GREAT idea to do a top coat of Glossy Accents, too. The colors look really vibrant.

    OH! And you totally rocked the chipped enamel, and it looks awesome on that pretty canvas background. Both your ATCs are fabulous, and I truly can't WAIT to see your door sign.

    Bravo, dear friend! You never fail to delight my eyes and teach me great things!

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  4. Like OMG - those are totally fabulous! Beautiful job with the tranfer technique! Love them!

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  5. really great to see the transfer technique "in action".

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  6. Don't you just love trying new things! Your gesso transfers came out beautifully! Its so soft and delicate looking.

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  7. oooh! cool pieces..love the enameled look :))

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  8. Hi Linda, they are both exquisite I adore them both and the enamel is great, brilliant idea of yours doing the transfers on cloth...
    Hope you join in the challenge at Lets Ink It Up, will look forward to seeing another fab creation. Take care, Annette x

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  9. You transfers look great and the total piece is amasing!

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  10. I think transfers are addictive. Wonderful art you have created.

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  11. I do love playing with matieral and this looks like you had fun to

    Love Dawn xx

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  12. Wow! --these are wonderful. All that nice fringe and transfer images are great.

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  13. These two came out great! We played with transferring images yesterday and found some more easy methods. Thanks Linda for being my teacher, supplier, and most of all friend!!

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  14. very pretty! you're getting such great results with the transfer technique.

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