The oh-so-prolific mixed-media artists Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson share a image transfer technique perfect for creating ghostly images in your collages. Give it a try!
(This tutorial was previously published in the book Mixed Media Revolution by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, copyright 2012; republished here courtesy of createmixedmedia.com.)
Oh, for a pair of rose-colored glasses to make the world appear more saturated. A subtle hint of color, the glimpse of an image or a slight shift in hue: These little things can make your piece of art sing. Our gift to you is your own pair of rose-colored glasses.
• You could substitute any number of transfer techniques in this project. The paper transparency
transfer featured in Image Transfer Workshop would be a particularly good alternative.
• For covering over the transparencies, we used gloss gel. If you use gloss gel, lightly sand the Plexi first
to ensure better adhesion.
• If you’d like your image to appear even more ghostly or diffused, be sure to use matte gel instead of a
• Be sure to save those little bits and pieces and edges left over from making a waterslide decal. You
can use them
From Mixed Media Revolution by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, 2012; courtesy of www.createmixedmedia.com.
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