It's been pinned, and I've received emails about it. Funny how something so simple speaks to us. I used the Splendid Transfer method (found on my sidebar) after rubbing the surface with a little gesso. You can read about gesso on my sidebar as well. That's it.
That wasn't the only one I made, and I kept it. I also did something similar to a broken piece of marble.
I used an Eiffel Tower image.
Like I said, it was a broken piece of marble. I have quite a few pieces like this. Even broken, they have great charm, and I can't toss them.
Now it sits with another little rock, and my chippy lavender filled urn.
Going to play with more rocks, and work on some furniture.
For great graphic images to transfer, you can visit my ETSY shop by clicking HERE. It's on my sidebar as well.
Here is a breakdown of how I transferred the images.
- Clean the rock
- Gesso is not necessary for the transfer here, it just adds tooth and depth. You can use watered down white paint. Let it dry.
- Use a "Splendid Blender" pen by Chartpak. Other blender pens don't have the same chemical composition, and won't work. Check out "Splendid Transfer" on my sidebar for more info on the pen.
- Make a laser, toner based copy of the image you want to use. Ink jet copies don't work.
- Place the copy face down on the rock.
- Rub the pen over the image, while keeping the paper stable. If it slides around, you'll get a blurry image. Press hard till the image transfers.
- Make sure you have lots of ventilation when using the pen.
There are other ways to transfer images, but, this is how I did it with the rocks.
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