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.Stencil Girl Products designed by Seth Apter.