Playing with various techniques is what’s makes crafting journey so exciting. This time it was no different. I decided to try this awesome method of transferring inkjet print out onto wood. It involves covering your printer paper with glue and after it dries you simply print out an image of your choice that you then stick face down onto a surface treated with a thin layer of Mod Podge (any other acrylic varnish will do the job as well). Spray mist the back of the paper and gently remove the excess paper with your fingers. You need to repeat that step enough times to receive a clear image. Seal it with spray fixative and then with acrylic varnish of your choice.
The sides are embossed metal sheet, primed with gesso and treated with several colours from the wonderful range of Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. Sand paper was used to reveal the metal bits from underneath the gesso and inks layer. A few mm thick stripes of embossed sheet were also used to ‘frame’ the top.
Flowery elements were cut out from a piece of embossed paper, also treated with inks.
As the peacock image came out quite pale, I needed to boost the colours with inks, using a fine tip brush. It was later sealed with a couple of polyurethane coats, followed by several coats of Maimeri glossy varnish.
And a close up:
and that’s the bottom:
Must say, I definitely will be playing with the inks some more :)!