Here’s a little canvas that came together last weekend. It’s a photo transfer done with glass bead gel which is a Golden product that actually contains teeny tiny glass beads. The gel dries transparent so you get this amazing texture. The gel was put onto an inkjet photo with a palette knife (a brush could smear the ink) and left to dry for approximately two years. Yes, I found it in a box from the mixed media class I ran in 2009 and figured it should be dry by now! Joking aside, it does take a few days to dry out thoroughly and once dry, you soak the paper on the back and gently rub it off with your fingers.
The canvas is painted with Golden Fluid Acrylics and the corners stamped with irridescent gold paint. The transfer was then stuck down with Soft Gel Matte and I added some more glass bead gel and some gold mica flakes around the edge using another Golden product – Gold Mica Flake (Small) which is a gel with, you guessed it, gold mica flakes in it.
So all in all, a bit of a homage to my favourite art materials company, Golden. It’s difficult to capture the texture and glow with the camera, but if you click on the image, I’ve left the original quite large so you can have a good close look.