Now, the post about the project that I have been so excited about!

A while back I saw a tutorial on Jessica's blog for transfering a black and white image onto a wooden plaque. I absolutely loved the idea of taking a photograph of the kids, using an imaging program to change it into a b&w picture, "posterize" it a bit and then turning it into a work of art. Art that will make great gifts for grandparents and great-grandparents.

Instead of the wooden plaque I opted for 8 x 10 artist canvas. And it worked out great. I have to mention, however, that my first attempt failed miserably: I plastered too much medium onto the canvas, did not let it dry completely, rubbed off half of the black image in the process, but not all the paper... It was just a total mess. So, I agree with Jessica, to make a few photocopies of your picture in case you screw up.

For the backgrounds I used three different acrylic paints (red, yellow, white and green, yellow, white). I used Golden Regular Gel Medium to transfer the images and also to seal it afterwards. There is a great tutorial on how to transfer the image at LilBlueBoo. I think the key for this project is to be patient and let your work dry completely between each step.

Come Christmas time, I think I will be making a few more of these.
Have a great week!

1 comment:

Lauranie said...

These are SOOOOO neat!! I absolutely LOVE them! I don't know if I will have the patience to try it, but what an inspiration!! Just BEAUTIFUL!


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