Friday, 6 March 2009

Gel Transfers and a Canvas


I've been playing with gel transfers this week; trying them on different surfaces. I put 3 onto this little chunky canvas (5"x5") and then finished it off with some thick gesso, Lumiere paint (halo blue-gold), Stuart Gill Alchemy paint (amethyst) plus some lace and a butterfly. I'm making a number of things at the moment to put on one side for a possible Etsy shop - this will be one of them I think. Maybe.
(I covered the canvas in gesso before doing the gel transfer and it worked fairly well.)






























Below is a gel transfer of an old family photo which I applied directly to a woodblock. It worked really well but I wish I'd gessoed it first because I'm not keen on the wood grain showing through. I will keep practising!

I'd like to thank the 'Outsider Artists' for the lovely free image of the little angel. (Great website - go and take a look!)

25 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

This canvas is outstanding.
So excellent design and background. I love the texture. Wondeful work Linda.

Have a great weekend my friend.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Canvas Linda, Love all the texture on it.

LazyKay said...

Lovely, I've not managed a transfer I'm happy with yet.

I quite like the wood grain showing through btw.

xxxxxxx

The Joy of Nesting said...

It's quite beautiful Linda!! The only problem you should have with an ETSY shop is keeping up with the demands for for your work :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Rein said...

Gorgeous projects!

My Journey to Hope said...

Fun! I've really been wanting to try gel transfers. And thanks for the link to all those photos! There are some really beautiful pictures in there!

-Michelle

Jaqi said...

Beautiful canvas Linda, The colours are so dreamy. I love this, JAQI

jay670120 said...

love the textures in this project :)

~Barb~ said...

I love the canvas! You've done an awesome job on that one! Love it!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

pammyjo said...

Beautiful piece, wonderful work as usual. I had to come by and catch up. Always a joy. :o)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful work as always. The design and texture is wonderful.

*jean* said...

this is sooo beautiful and ethereal! you;ve really got a good thing going on with the transfers!! i am still working on that...haven't done well except with tape...

sooo well done, linda!!

Jude said...

I really like your work. We have rather alot in common, I came over via DogdaisyChain. I shall be back very soon.

*jean* said...

thank you for the link to the free images too!! they are wonderful!! so nice of you to share!

Lynn said...

This is beautiful Linda, I love all the texture. I have never tried gel transfers, still sooooooo much to learn, something to try :)

Lynn said...

Thanks for the link to the Outsider Artists, it's a great site :)

Judy Scott said...

sooo lovely Linda ~ lots of lovely texture and love the text ~ Judy xx

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! I love how textural this is! Some parts of it look like weathered metal. Gorgeous colors! :-)

Sanja said...

beautiful transfer,Linda. love the texture too!
xoxo
Sanja

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Brilliant use of transfers AND the texture you've achieved on your canvas is amazing, that butterfly looks ready to fly away too!

I think you would do spendidly with an Etsy shoppe Linda!

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning Work as always .I love text so true .Yay you are going to open a Etsy shop I think your shop will do amazingly your work is so fantastic .
love and hugs from sesga xx

Holly Loves Art said...

Such lovely work. Thank you for sharing everything.

Caroline and Jayne said...

Love it x
x Jayne x

Gillian said...

Beautiful textural canvas Linda, love the transfer work:)

Dawn said...

Oh wow what wondeful results - your canvases are to die for x