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« on: July 04, 2014 11:28:35 AM »

My daughter & I have been experimenting with photo transfers & having a delightful time.   She's not professional but is seriously into photography so all of the photos are ones she's taken during her travels.

We used a gel medium to transfer the laser printed photos to canvas or wood.  We finished some with an acrylic spray---mat or gloss---& added a thick coat of Mod Podge to others.  Some are coated with dark oil to give a more antique finish.  For those transfers that weren't as successful, we covered the glitches with an acrylic wash to give a more distressed appearance.  Several have been enhanced by painting a Glossy Mod Podge onto certain areas for accents. 

We came up with quite a variety of looks & hope to investigate a bit more into the technique.  We've already chosen a lot more photos to work with & may even try a few of my pics.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014 11:42:58 AM »

Beautiful job and I bet it was fun with Your DD- great quality time! I love the first photo and the ferris wheel the most Smiley
I need to learn about this technique as I love the results and it sounds like lots of fun and ways to try it!

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014 12:09:08 PM »

Those are great!  I'll have to investigate this more.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014 09:01:43 AM »

These are all wonderful!

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014 09:04:53 PM »

These turned out great!  I'm especially drawn to the ferris wheel one.   Did you happen to snap any before shots (before the enhancements)?  I would love to see the differences.

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014 11:46:18 AM »

These are awesome! I have been meaning to try transfers, but never seem to get to actually doing them. I love your Ferris wheel one, especially!

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014 08:32:54 PM »

Thanks to everyone for the nice comments.  It appears we're in the majority because the bamboo & the Ferris wheel are my favorites too.

These turned out great!  I'm especially drawn to the ferris wheel one.   Did you happen to snap any before shots (before the enhancements)?  I would love to see the differences.

Belladune:  You can't really see what's been done in the way of enhancement in the photos.  
On the first one, the bamboo leaves were painted over with a glossy Mod Podge so they pop out of the mat photo.  
We did the same for the lobster & some of the lettering on the Portland Lobster sign.
The only other one is the B&W Budapest Dome where the flag was painted & glossed.

If you want to see the original photos, most are on daughter's site:  denajenkins.com
If they appear different from the ones here, it might mean she did more photoshopping on them.
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