Another day on "An Attitude of Gratitude" (only six more to go!!) and the theme is Photographs. I take lots of photos mainly of our day to day stuff and I scrapbook them ALL.The technique was to do a Gesso image transfer. Hmmmm! Tried that once before using the sticky tape and magazine picture method and I was not impressed then but thought I'd give it a bash all the same. As my motto goes, "I'll try anything twice!"
Thought it best to try it out on some spare card first just incase I ended up with a hole on my page! Of course I had to let the gesso dry with the image imbedded in it - so what better than to make a few more Christmas cards in the meantime!
The paper backing seemed to rub off OK to start with but I never know when to stop so as the ink was lifting I thought it best to stop there.
Can't say I am anymore impressed with this technique than I was first time I tried it. Would much rather use the original photo myself, so decided to do just that. Only advantage of the transfer was that it was a mirror image so I stuck them down on my page like a reflection.
I inked the left over parts of my page and fortunately had a stamp of the word "Photographs" so used that. I had had a practice at making a rubber stamp earlier from a rubber (well the end part) and it wasn't half bad so I used that too.
Oops then I remembered the scripture, so got my trusty typewriter out and used some brown parcel paper.
Hmmmm! Something was missing?
Yes I got it, I should "scrapbook" my photographs by adding a few embellies so I did that too. Thought I better stop there.
Not bad and with 5 Christmas cards made too :) Horrah!