Do you have a bottle of Matte Medium in the house? It is an acrylic polymer emulsion that you can mix into your acrylic paint to increase its translucency and the paint flow. It can also be used as a liquid glue when you do collage and decoupage, and that is why I buy it. And as an extra topper to all of that, you can use it to do image transfers too! I took a black and white copy of a women’s face and used it to make a transfer.
You cover the image with the matte medium and then turn it face down onto a prepped surface. It is like you are hiding the image by gluing it down. Burnish to make sure it sticks but leave a few edges so that you have a starting point when you peal it of later.
Once the medium is dry you wet the image with water and rub away the paper by carefully rolling it with the tip of your fingers. Rub and burnish the paper away. If you are lucky all the paper will roll up and the black print colour will stay on the page… Then that is what we call a successful transfer!
Voil?! The smooth paint surface that you create when you paint with a plastic card is perfect for an image transfer or some journaling. I don’t do image transfers very often because it is time consuming, but I really like the result of this page!
This is just one of many ways that you can do an image transfer. Let me know if you try it out!