Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gel Medium Image Transfer

It's late here in Wisconsin but I thought I would share a how to video from The Frugal Crafter.  She has an excellent assortment of how to videos and product demos so you know which products will work best for your art needs.  I absolutely love her videos, and definitely wanted to share this one she recently posted.

Image transfer using gel medium is a great technique and can be applied to nearly all types of projects.  I've seen this technique done with photos to create beautiful coasters or canvas art.  This technique is also a great way to create shabby chic or grunge art. The project possibilities are endless.  This technique does work best on flat porous surfaces like gesso coated cardstock or chipboard, but can be used on wood, canvas, fabric, plastic, or stone tiles with a little finesse.  I also want to mention that you can substitute mod podge for gloss gel medium.... they both do the same thing and create the same results.  I have found that white school glue will transfer an image, but the image does not transfer as cleanly.

The only supplies you really need to create an image transfer is a photocopied image on plain printer paper, gloss gel medium/mod podge, sealant, and the surface you plan to transfer the image on.  If you do not have acrylic gloss gel medium or mod podge, Wal-Mart sells both for around $4.00.  You can also skip the sealant and use mod podge or acrylic gel medium to protect the transferred image.  I do recommend a spray sealant if you are using this technique on coasters or projects that will have some wear and tear.

I hope the video inspires you to try this image transfer technique.  If there are any other art projects or techniques you would like to see on my blog, please feel free to comment below.  Also make sure to follow this blog and like our facebook page. Thanks for stopping by!  ❤ Tia - Copper Blossom Paperie ❤