Sunday, November 25, 2007

Challenge #3-Tape Transfer

Challenge #3 for my Altered Books group was to try a Tape Transfer. I hadn't done one for awhile, and I had never done one with words, so I thought I would do a quote. At first I thought I had to print the quote out backwards, but after going through the process realized that no, I don't! The sticky side needs to be on the back, so I need to print out normally. Also, the transfer kept coming out very faint, so I tried printing out in bold. While I was rubbing the paper off of my 4th try, I realized that this would probably work much better with a toner print (rather than an ink-jet), and didn't I read that somewhere? I don't know. I'll try that next time. But I liked the effect (subtle) of the quote that I ended up with, and it worked perfectly on my page. So here is what I did:

I started with packing tape.

Then I covered the words I wanted with the tape, overlapping.

I cut out the words

Then I burnished the words. First I used the edge of my scissors, by the 4th try I used the back of a spoon. I don't think it made much difference.

I placed the piece into a sieve, and ran warm, almost hot, water over it, and rubbed the paper off the tape. You don't want any of the paper to go down the drain.

Than I laid the pieces on a paper towel, sticky side up.

In the meantime I painted the page in my book sky blue with cheap acrylics

And then, using Stampscapes stamps and some sponges, created the right side of my layout. I also made some clouds on both sides using a mask (before I stamped).

I added my tape transfer to the left side of the page. The stickiness from the tape sticks the words right to the page.

Then I added 3 snowflakes to the right hand corner, and some blue-white fiber. It reminded me of a cold day waiting for snow. I like the whispyness of the words. Done!
You can still see some bits of paper stuck to the tape, I could have gotten them off if I worked at it, but I like the effect.


Art By Wanda said...

Beautiful spread!!

pinkpeppercorns said...

All of your work is just gorgeous! I especially like the "food" ATCs.

Unknown said...

Oh my word what a fantastic journal page. The transfer is wicked, something new for me to try - and as for those stamps amazing,never seen those before, my fingers are about to do a google search THANK YOU for your tutorial x

Mary-Beth said...

This is just gorgeous Linda

Passionforstamping said...

I absolutely love this, Linda.

Debby said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

The end result of your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Diane Arthurs