February 15, 2010

Image Transfer Techniques - lesson 1 -

Finally I have my homework done for the first lesson of the online mini-course "Image Transfer Techniques". The course is given for free by Linda Matthews at her Free Lunch Cafe website.
The homework has become part of this postcard:

During my summer vacation in France I made a photograph of this rose:

I layered Misty Fuse as a printing mask on top of freezer paper backed fabric before running it through the printer. The freezer paper backing adds stability to the fabric. This is a detail of the result after removing the Misty Fuse from the printed fabric:

Inspired by the lesson I tried something else.
This time I used a photograph I made from the river IJssel at the town Zutphen (the Netherlands). For reference I made a print on plain paper first:

The same print on fabric with a layer of organza as a printing mask, after removal of the organza, gave this result:

A residue of ink was left on the peeled off organza and had formed a secondaire print:

By using this image transfer techniques the prints on the fabric become less bold, softer and almost dreamy. The next composition was created by partly layering the organza mirrored and up-side-down on top of the printed fabric:

The trees shown on top are printed on the fabric. The trees at the bottom are the secondaire print on the organza with white fabric behind it. The more bold part in the middle is created by layering the organza on top of the printed fabric.

  • February 17:
    Signing up for Linda Matthews "Free Lunch" mini-class has been closed. After February 2010 a detailed version of her lessons will be be available at her downloadable lessons

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  1. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful images. Thank you for the links.

  3. Stunning. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  4. Love your examples. This is a great technique. I will have to give it a try. Thanks!

  5. Wow, you're very creative. I love the rose.

    Sadie@ nelliebugs-swaps.blogspot.com


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