' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Venice Transfer

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Venice Transfer

The latest theme at Paper Artsy blog is Transfer, by any means, and there are MANY! I used the Gel Medium method with a magazine image. I used as a base some gessoed cotton, which I had glued to a piece of cardboard to keep it taut and flat. This is what it looked like after rubbing off the first layer:

This was way too white so I had to rub some more... and then some! Unfortunately if there are any patches not stuck 100% to your base this is when it will lift off/tear mess up. I had such a large piece (the entire photo is A4, 29.7x21cms) it was inevitable, so when I got near enough I stopped to prevent any more mishaps. However I tried to eliminate the white "fuzz" by applying a layer of Fresco paint, in Yellow submarine, Blueberry and matt glaze.

Now for the stamping... This is where I was jumping into the unknown and it really didn't come easy to me, which  is evident by how much of the image I left untouched! But Simon Says Stamp challenged us so I had to attempt it at least.

I used stamps from the Paper Artsy sets: ESN07, ESN10 and HP1008 all stamped with black dye ink.

And finally the finished product

I added a piece of a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mixed Media die-cut, stained with alcohol ink, thinking I could be seeing the scene form a window with wrought iron guard. I don't think this is entirely successful as is, would have loved to make it longer but I couldn't work out how to cut an extended piece with this die.

Thanks for coming by,

Also entering the We Love To Create challenge.


  1. Coucou Christine,
    D'abord je veux te féliciter de ta victoire au top 3 du dernier challenge Craft Stamper, j'étais ravie de voir figurer ton nom !!! Pas eu le temps de te le dire encore, mais j'avais vu rapidement... :)
    Et ensuite je trouve cet essai extra dans l'ensemble, sauf le die que tu as voulu utiliser comme une fenêtre... hum, vu de chez moi (mais c'est peut-pêtre la photo ui est trompeuse), je ne suis pas totalement convaincue Lol!!
    Sinon super! :D
    Bises, bonne semaine à toi.

  2. This is stunning and techniques I have never seen before

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. A beautiful make Christine and a lot of hard work to rub off the paper but well worth it when you see the result

    Just done this same technique with a photo of Amber onto a tag. I am adding it to her canvas that I am making for her 18th.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. What an interesting technique Christine and the aged look you achieved is so fitting for Venice - my all time fav destination.

    B x

  5. Absolutely wonderful, I love it!

    Lucy x

  6. Oh my goodness I am loving your gorgeous transfer! What an amazing and artistic creation! Hugs, Autumn

  7. Wonderful transfer. What a fabulous idea. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. Great image and you have done it proud....love what you have done.....great piece! X

  9. Beautiful!! I love how you "rescued" it - wonderful depth! xxx Lynn

  10. I think you did a brilliant job and admire your courage stamping over the image......something I don't think I've ever dared attempt (apart from the very edges, lol)! Love the gorgeous image .....you've given me ideas now for using some fab pics from a certain 'cruising' brochure, ;-)!

    Lesley Xx

  11. Wow, I love this. I still haven't tried. But maybe I must. Hugz

  12. This looks lovely - you certainly chose a stunning image to transfer. Xx

  13. Gorgeous image, and I love the finished piece.

  14. Oh my gosh! Just saw your win at Paper Artsy and wanted to say woo hoo and yippee to you!!!

  15. Oh, it looks good!!!!!!!!!! Really good!!!!!!!!!

  16. this look really great - love the picture you've chosen to work with - congrats on winning this week xx

  17. Oh wow Christine, what a gorgeous project! The image is beautiful and it looks amazing on the gesso'd background. I love image transfer techniques and you've really aced this one. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx