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Friday, 6 July 2018

Trying a Different Look

Hello all, and welcome to Words and Pictures, for the second time today... even though it's probably only for a short visit.  I'm sending you away over to the PaperArtsy blog where I've been playing in a very different style from my normal look.  The theme there this fortnight is Transfers, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to try out a Gelli plate technique I'd been wanting to play with.


I saw Birgit Koopsen's YouTube video using the Gelli plate to transfer images from magazine and book pages and thought it looked like lots of fun.  Of course, being me, I've resisted all those bright paint colours and stuck to a more "butterfly" neutral palette.  This sneak peek is less than half the story, so I hope you'll be able to hop over to PaperArtsy and see the rest of my transfer printing adventures.





And you could also check out today's earlier project for the new Get Sentimental challenge at A Vintage Journey - The Promise of Spring.  Either way, I told you you wouldn't be here long!

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e.e. cummings

20 comments:

Paper Wishes said...

They look great on the cards, I love the quotes you have pared with the images and the transfer effect is great. Ive commented elsewhere but it always looks so lonely if theres no comments :) x Amanda

Fliss said...

This looks rather intriguing Alison so about to hop on over to see what you've been up to.
Fliss xx

Amanda said...

I absolutely love these transfer prints Alison, I wish I had pulled these prints but I didn’t, so I can only admire and admire and admire. I need to try this colour combo as it just looks so arty. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.
Love
Amanda x

pearshapedcrafting said...

My new favourite technique-which looks so great in these colours! Chrisx

Redanne said...

I have been over for a look at your fabulous results! The neutral tones work beautifully and your pulls have a wonderful ethereal quality to them. I think I have watched that video a dozen times over recent weeks but never had the nerve to have a go but your tips are very useful and may just have tempted me! Anne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

These are amazing Alison, you have cracked that technique. It's always been hit and miss for me and it does tend to put people off especially when we need to move on to the next thing. You've given people the courage to have another go with your tutorial and honesty.. Each one looks tremendous.
have a great weekend Hugs Tracey xx

Neet said...

Those transfers look great - and I am so interested in 'transfers' - loving your 'Promise of Spring'. Guess where I am off to now.
Thanks for sharing - and tempting us
Hugs, Neet xx

Craftyfield said...

Love them, the effect is beautiful! Like Tracey said it can be discouraging and I had to abandon my own experiments as I got absolutely nothing from the papers I was using! I'll be on the lookout for different sources to try again...

craftytrog said...

Fab results and a great tute Alison! I will try this again. xx

Sue said...

This looks fabulous, very interesting. Going across now to check out the video xx

Dorthe said...

They are fantastic Alison, such great and detailed results- it looks so easy when you describe the -how to- but I`m sure it can take many rounds, until I could be satisfied, and reach what you did here.
Hugs, Dorthe

A Pink said...

Your PA post was in my 'inbox' this morning , Alison and I was completely and utterly WOW'd! I'm in awe and just can't find the words to express just how much I love each and every one of your prints .

Dramatic , emotive and absolutely superb! MY kind of ART !

Thank you so much for sharing .
xx

I have a good few of your posts that I want to catch up with. Hoping that time will allow in the next few weeks - apologies for the delay .

xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Saw this over on PaperArtsy. Tremendously successful, a really good technique. Love it!

Lucy x

Annie said...

Looks like you enjoyed the time playing with your Gelli plate Alison x Love the sneaky peek and will pop over to PA tomorrow as I am just heading to work x
Your CG creation for AVJ is so beautiful and I love the quote x it may be out of sin but its amazing xx

Happy Sunday
Annie xx

Mrs.B said...

These look fabulous, going back to re-read and watch the video.
Avril xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Alison,I've been there and now i am back...Those images you chose are perfect with your stamps! The transfer pulls came out beautiful!
Love these pieces,i really do!
Jackie xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fantastic!! I love the transfer cards. xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

I have a few moments to meander through your blog this morning. Yay! What a post to start with. Truly epitomizes "Words and Pictures". The cards are evocative and provocative. Thanks for taking us on this adventure with you. Hugs. -- Mary Elizabeth

maj. said...

Wow, Alison, this is really special project! Great!!!

Julia said...

Alison, your image transfer cards are superb. I have tried a few image transfer techniques with absolutely no success. I've given up for now. I really like those cards, your colour choices were inspired and of course the quotes finish them off perfectly. Love them!