This week I experimented with a new technique for this weeks tag. I have been looking at different techniques for image transfer and was surprised to find out that it was possible to transfer images using white acrylic paint.
I saw some plant seeds for an unusual looking flower called Nigella and I had the idea of incorporating the seeds in this weeks tag. I scanned and printed out an image of the flower on my ink-jet printer and painted the image with white acrylic paint and layed it face down on the tag. I then burnished the back of the image with the back of a spoon for about a minute then I carefully peeled back the paper. After a couple of failed attempts I ended up with a fairly good transfer. Some of the image peeled away with the paper but I think it looks better that way.
I then made a little organza bag for the seeds and stitched it onto the tag. I stamped the words with my trusty little stamp machine,(which I will have to post a picture of next time I use it) and I used a black oil pastel to shade around the edges and lightly over the rest of the tag.
Well I hope you like this weeks tag and I would love it if you would like to leave a comment.
I am a follower on some very talented artists blogs and some of you have visited my blog and been kind enough to leave a comment .There are so many techniques in textiles and mixed media art that I hope to pick up now that I am a fellow blogger and if anyone out there woud like to give me any hints and tips along the way I would be very happy to hear them.
Bye for now x