I gave you a teaser at the end of my last post. So, what was I working on? Something you can hang on the wall.
I saved the back board from a gessoed frame. I gave it three coats of gesso. After it was dry, I transferred the image with my Splendid Blender. Tutorial here.
Transferring images onto painted surfaces can be a little tricky. I can give you a few tips, but you really have to just practice. I would suggest perfecting your technique on a sample first. Flat paint works best. Sand the surface a little for a sharper image. Don't rub the pen forever, or you may release the paint. If you decide to use a sealer, make sure it is completely dry. It will help if you sand the image a little to get rid of excess residue from the pen.
Here is another redesign using paint/gesso and a transfer.
This is part of my nesting tables, I'll be adding cherubs to the other two.
I have a cherub theme going here.
There are even more options, but I'll save them for future posts.
Remember, this is a trial and error technique. Certain brands of paint may have an effect on your image, there may be strings of ink when you lift your print, etc. Practice, practice, practice.
More redesigns await.
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