I love to play with acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, papers, rubber stamps, inks and all sorts of other art medias. I am not very good with coming up with ideas of my own to create. So instead of just sitting on the sidelines and wishing that I was more talented I start creating by what others have created on blogs, websites, you tube, free tutorials and paid online classes. A lot of the time my work looks very similar to theirs, but I am learning, playing and having fun, fun, fun.
While I am still waiting excitedly for Life Book 2013 to begin in a couple of days I am continuing with Tamara's Art, Heart and Healing lessons. In Lesson 2 part 1 she shows you how to do a photo transfer. When I first started art journaling a couple of years ago, I tried this technique with horrible results. Didn't understand why people liked it. Really thought the technique just didn't work. I don't remember what products I used back then but following Tamara's instruction and I just happen to have the same gel medium that she used I had great results! Here is the beginning of the layout with just the transfers in my moleskin journal.
and here is how I finished it.
I now know why people love this technique and I will use it again and again. Thanks Tamara for the Lesson!