Saturday, 25 August 2012

Art Journey & a Photo



Art Journey's theme this month is 'use a photo'.  I've had loads of fun with this one.  I printed out a photo from our ski holiday (2011, as I missed this year!!), just onto normal photocopier paper.  I covered a large piece of chipboard in the shape of a jigsaw piece with white gesso.  I then gave it a coat of acrylic dabber paint in sandal.  I outlined it with cloudy blue acrylic paint. I gave it a blast with the heat gun to make sure it was totally dry.  I then painted on a very generous coat of Golden soft (matte) gel.  You have to be quick as it dries really fast.  I put the printed copy face down into the gel and used an old credit card to really smooth it over.  After a few seconds I peeled the paper off and voila, the image had transferred.  It's not perfect, but I was very happy with the result.  I then gave it another coat of the gel.  Once dried, which wasn't long, I added a bit more acrylic paint with my fingers to the sky.  I stamped on the AJ words, Precious Moments and swiped them over with a bit more paint.  I stamped the AJ characters onto a separate piece of card which I'd painted with juniper acrylic paint, cut them out and mounted them onto the jigsaw piece.  Finally I added some fibres.

**Apologies for the quality of the photo but it's been raining, thundering and hailing for most of the day, so not good light at all for taking photos!! 


Today the sun was out and this photo is a much truer representation of the colours.

15 comments:

alison said...

Fantastic piece Sam! xox

Deborah said...

It's fab Sam, especially as you've made it personal by adding your own photo. Good transfer too!

Lottie said...

OOOOOOhhhh this is so soft and feminine and just gorgeous. It's dreamy and restful - I love it.

Godelieve said...

How gorgeous! Love that you transferred a photo to a jigsaw piece, it looks great. Beautiful combination with the stamps.
Thanks for taking part in Art Journey's challenge.

Paula Whittaker said...

love it Sam....it looks wonderful. Clever idea how youve incorporated the photo and the stamps in together.

Carol Q said...

that looks lovely Sam - great perspective. funnily enough that's I've been doing matt gel transfers this afternoon too and the weather is just as foul here!

Karin said...

wow its beautiful, great color!

Neet said...

Like it! Quality of photo is fine - and I love the subject.

Hugs, Neet xx

Femmy said...

it's beautiful Sam, great transfer too!

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is fab, love the soft scene on the puzzle piece and the depth created by friends
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne said...

This is a gorgeous piece, Sam!! Love the transferred background; cleverly done!! Hugs,
Marianne

hazel said...

Brilliant jigsaw piece Sam, I love your photo as the background.
xxx Hazel.

Rein said...

Beautiful piece!

Dianne said...

Beautiful combination of technique's and creativity. I just love the transfer on the jigsaw. The combination of the stamps is perfect for this masterpiece..

gr. Dianne

Shairon said...

This is stunning, Sam! So atmospheric and dreamy. Thanks for the tip about the transfer. Will give it a go sometime. xx

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