Thursday, September 15, 2011

Experimenting

While on vacation (and thrifting) I came across a couple of packets of embrodiery transfers...
except these were absolutely stuffed with more then the original patterns!
There were all sorts of colour transfers...
which got me thinking (hmmmm) - could I "iron on" to paper instead of fabric?
Well you don't know until you try - and since I spent literally pennies on them I had nothing to loose... So here are the results - pretty cool, eh? There is a trick to it - the iron cannot be too hot, and you literally have to start peeling it off while the transfer is still warm (definetly a two handed technique)
But I love the results...which I then tried aging with an old "stain" (heh, you use whatever you can find in the cottage Mud Room (lots of cans of ancient paints that are highly suspect) - I really was roughing it, LOL)
My first try and I used it as the background for this ATC. I also used an old typed letter and a school photo...neat.
This ATC is a favorite now - the old magazine advertisement colours just go so well with the transfer in the background don't you think? Amazing what you can find, and what you can do - these were old transfers but they still worked and (I hope) got put to good use! Some of the larger pieces that I transfered can be used for postcards, book pages, mail art - lots to experiment with. I even tried transfering directly on to a page from an old book! Enjoy, Jewels

7 comments:

  1. Wow - those are very cool! I love the airmail ATC. It's amazing how well some really old stuff works sometimes. I'm gonna be on the lookout for those...

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  2. They look superb, Jewels! The colours on both are so lovely. Looks like you had lots of fun experimenting (love the mud stain!).

    xx

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  3. These are really great! Hope you're making color copies so you have an infinite number of them (I'm always thinking in terms of quantity!)

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  4. clever girl you are, beautiful results jewels! wonderful technique, thank you much for sharing!!! :)

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  5. Neat Julie, great find.

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  6. sounds like a wonderful idea to me, Jewels. Looks great, too! xo

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  7. This is super cool! Very clever of you-- I love the finished projects! And thanks for linking this to Tag Tues so we can learn how you did it! Smart girl!

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