Tuesday, January 24, 2012

'WOYWW - 01/25/2012 - Happy New Year! Image Transfer tests in art journal!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and welcome,

Been gone a while over the holidays. A lot has happened and a lot of artwork has been produced. For WOYWW thought I'd share a few pages from an art journal.

I'm practicing image transfers again - this time using magazine/catalog photos and Golden's soft gel medium (gloss). I spread 3 thin layers on the image (horizontally, vertically and again horizontally) in addition to spreading a thin layer on the journal page.  Placed  image face down on page. Burnished all over with my fingers.  Transfers seem to work better if the gel medium dries for at least 30 minutes. Then spritzed water and rubbed away paper layer. Don't peek...This technique worked great! I found this technique on youtube.com, books and mixed-media mags.

  • Created  53 custom Note cards/Blank Greeting cards and gave 50 as Christmas gifts
  • Enjoyed luxurious post-New Year's Day dinner with hubby - he prepared lobster tails and crab legs - and made a special trip to Bakers Square for carrot cake slices!
  • Won my first contest of 2012 on New Year's Day - a scrapbook layout contest! Will post pic later.
  • Endured outpatient breast surgery - pathology report was normal/benign - thank God! Slowly healing...
  • Crocheted 4 long 'Dr Who' scarves. Will post pix later.
  • Crocheted one beret - I hate it and plan to take it apart and re-do it. LOL :-)
  • Prepped tapes (Scotch removable, clear packing, beige masking) with acrylic paint for my custom stamped designer tapes - not tissue tape. Pix later.
  • Received a dozen yellow roses from hubby today for no reason!

Have you ever crocheted a beret/tam/cloche? How did your first crocheted hat turn out?
Do you ever use designer tape (7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz)? I love how translucent they are on my art journal pages!

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peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy new year, LuLu! those journal pages are great. i would love to try the image transfers. and i'm glad to hear about your breast surgery report. you've been busy! thanks for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Twiglet said...

You have been busy. I love the colour of the journal page.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi LuLu,

First off, great news on the pathology report. A friend of mine is going through chemo right now and is having her third treatment tomorrow. I will breathe a sigh of relief for you.

Your journal pages are looking good; love the colors.

Your list of things you've done since your last post is quite impressive - now I feel like a slacker.....


Katie said...

I'm going to have to try that some time! I have all the necessary supplies! Thanks for sharing!


Mynnette said...

You've been so busy! Congratulations on the good news and all the things that have been going well! :) Sorry about the beret...I've never used designer tape, but am gonna look into it! :) Your journal pages are AMAZING, by the way!!! :)

jude said...

Lovely to see you back with us again hun!Sorry to hear about your hospital op but so pleased all is well now
hugs judex 17

Karen said...

It sounds as though you have been really busy! Love the art journal, its gorgeous :) Thanks for popping by to say hello, it is appreciated :)

Have a great WOYWW, Karen #80

May said...

Your art work is amazing, so glad you are back fantastic news from the hospital x x you have been a busy bee, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x x

jill said...

excellent art work in your journal

Lisa-Jane said...

I really like using tapes. I'd be interested to see how you make your own. I've stamped onto masking tape before and that works well.

Polly Polkadot said...

Image transfer sounds like another world to me - very impressive. #145

The Crafty Chick said...

Fabulous work!

Junibears said...

Your image transfers are superb Lulu! You are so, so busy! All the different things you do! I don't make any what I call 'physical' art any more, though I used to. I have 40 Altered books I made for instance. Still I do what I can, and that's just make digital art. But it makes me happy.
Thanks so much for your visit and suggestion for a title. Wonderful!
Big Hugs
Jjune xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Great to hear that the surgery had a positive result, way to start a great new year! Really like the image transfers, they look great, and very excited to se your bespoke tapes!

fairyrocks said...

Wow you have really been through the wringer. So glad you are out the other side safely.
Thanks for sharing your journal, love that transfer. I recently started a free online Journal Project with the very Talented Liz Hicks, she is so inspirational.
Keep smiling and creating I am #132

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