Tuesday, September 6, 2016

'Little Bird' - Gel Skin Medium Transfer/Mixed Media

Most of the time I like to experiment just to see where it takes me.....After reading about Image Transfers thought I would have a try with a black & white photo.
After all the backing paper was removed it was a little bland & ghost like.
 Which I liked but  decided a darker background was needed to bring the image more into focus. Black gesso over used watercolour paper & a bird stencil over the black with white gesso made a much more interesting background.
 When the image was placed over the black & white it  created more depth, pushing  the old   building back & making it more ghost like, and this brought the girl riding her bike forward. 
 Once on the canvas it still needed something else.
 A colourful frame..... acrylic painted over old used watercolour paper, collage frame image & a border stenciled with markers. Two subtle bird image transfers, some branches with buds & text transfer & a spotty transfer on the top at the sides to finish.
The marker line border was made with this stencil from Stencil Girl Products designed by Seth Apter.

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