My Experiments With PhotoTransfers On Glass


This was an idea that I had when I was experimenting with different ways to do collage transfers . I had a stack of very old clear glass slides that was sitting around and I thought I would try to transfer an image on them . I laser copied some old photos and applied Golden gel medium to the front with my fingers and then let it set up for an hour or two and the peeled off the paper . Rubbing off the paper with a wet finger GENTLY , on the first one of the family I rushed and starting to rub off parts of the image too . I thought it was ruined so I tossed it aside .....today I thought to pick it and see what would happen if I put a piece of paper behind it ........ I liked the way it looked so I glued it down with gel to the back of the glass . The second one I let set up and dry longer that the first , only because I was out of the house and I couldn't mess with it . This one I had only gelled part of the copy . I thought it would look neat with silver behind it like an old Daguerreotype so I painted some water color paper with silver paint , let it dry and then gelled it onto the glass . Kind of spooky image ..... almost like and image in a tarnished mirror . I plan on using the family one on an altered book front , edging it with some type of vintage trim .... we shall see what I do with the Soldier .

8 comments:

  1. Oh Janet, what a terrific job that you did. I am so excited to see your post. This is going to be so helpful for all who were trying so hard to add transfers to their work and just got so frustrated. You done (grin) good...girl...thank you so much.

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  2. I left a comment at your blog, Janet, but will say again what fun! and what fun you could have with this technique in all kinds of ways. Thanks for posting!

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  3. great job....thanks for posting !!!

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  4. Love the antique ghostly appearance!

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  5. Nice job, it's looks like the altered mirrors!

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  6. These look great. I often try out this technique and haven't got it to work yet! Well done.

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  7. I think both of these look fantastic. Thanks for sharing this technique.

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  8. This looks like lots of fun...thanks for inspiring us to try something different..

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