If you want to try this process too, this is what I did:
|Little by little the lady is revealed.|
The second step was to paint a 5x7 canvas panel with acrylic paint and let it dry thoroughly. You don't have to paint your panel and you could use a different surface, wood for example. Put something under the panel to protect your counters or desk if you need to, I used waxed paper.
The third step was to cover the copy's good side, the side facing you, with medium gel; I used Liquitex Matte Gel. Don't miss any spots. Then take the copy and lay it on the canvas panel with the gel touching the panel. I read that you could use Modge Podge in place of the gel, but I didn't try it.
The fourth step was to put more gel on top of the copy, cover it thoroughly and evenly, not too thickly and work out all the bubbles and creases with any tool or your fingers. I used one of those plastic credit cards the banks keep sending to entice me to open an account and I also used my fingers. Be extra careful not to move the copy. It'll be wet and want to smoosh around. Don't let it dance on your panel.
The fifth step is to forget about the panel until the next day, probably at least 8 hours or more. When it's completely dry, you'll know. The copy will seem to blend right into the panel, smooth, dry, and flat.
|The paper even comes away in little peels.|
She needs a name, any suggestions? I've made her look a bit wistful in a distressed setting with the look of old tiles as a mosaic border. The word, "Love" is in a pretty blue. She has not been varnished yet, I'm going to test the process again and try Modge Podge as a topcoat versus a Varnish and see which won't disturb the ink from the copy, which I read the decoupage glues would smear. This new to me process has opened up lots of possibilities- transferring from old magazines, album covers, books, photos, etc. Do you use this process?
It's been really dark here for the last week or so. To get a better photo I'm going to have to make a lightbox. I see a new project to add to the list.
The Aceo Challenge Blog wants your aceos! A little fun linkup and you get to post a badge on your website or blog if your aceo is chosen as favorite. Why not add your aceo to the group? Once per month you can add up to three aceos, so no pressure and you have weeks to complete except this month's linkup closes in a few days.
I decided to be seasonally silly with my manipulated photo aceo.
That's my original photo of a squirrel in my backyard and I went to Picnik to edit and make it just as you see it. He's perfectly positioned upright, kind of looked like Yoda before I gave him the red nose and hat. Why not bookmark the aceo challenge blog and join in sometime?