Thursday, November 11, 2010

Honour your Inner Child

In Week 2 of Art, Heart and Healing Tam showed us how to alter a children's board book and do an acrylics transfer with an image of our baby/ toddler self. I decided that I wanted to do my art in my Moleskine since I have already experimented with altered books. As soon as I saw the video, I knew I wanted to do  layout on the "inner child".

I drew the design in my sketchbook
Transfered it to my Mole, added colour and a background
I continued with the background and then lastly added the gel transfer. I used Collections Letter Tiles for the title, and got Miss 5 to write the word "child" for me. I was happy with everything, except the Gel Transfer
But it ended up looking like the creature from the Black Lagoon
After painting over the image, I added a new picture. I applied Gel Medium to both the page and the image.
To secure the image, I applied pressure with a brayer
I painted water over the area immediately
At this stage the image is quite clear
The paper starts to lift quite quickly
I gently rubbed off layers of paper
As more layers are removed, the image becomes more blurry. It is also easy to rub too much, and holes appear. I decided at this point, that too much detail was lost.
So rather than do another (!!) Gel Transfer, I simply glued down another picture. When it was dry, I covered it with crackle glaze, then added some brown w/x crayon
The finished page.


Goog said...

Your page came out FANTASTIC.

IdaDown said...

Thanks Goog. I have to admit, by the end I was fed up with it - what with having to do so many transfers.

Kelly Heggem said...

I love how you put ur inner child inside of the grown up you. Very creative!!