Mixed Media on Recycled Wood
Image Transfer Step 1: Find Image
Image Transfer Step 2: Apply Gel
Image Transfer Step 3: Remove Paper
Image Transfer Step 4: HAVE FUN!
Now that I have this little birdie gel skin I can have some fun with it! I made 5 gel skins and painted the backside of the parakeet skins with acrylic paint (4 turquoise and 1 yellow) and then applied them to my artwork using the very same gel (although other mediums would work as well). The only difficulty was that the surface to which I was applying the gel skins was very uneven due to my previous layers of paint and required a little more patience to get the skins to stick well to the surface. The gel medium was good for securing to this surface. I then decided that the turquoise background of my painting was too close to the turquoise color of the birds, so I decided to go with a lime green background. This worked well for hiding the edges of the gel skins as well.
So... tada! My final piece is done: "Fiesta Birds"
What is that bejeweled edging, you may ask? I will showcase that process next! Check back for more!