Thursday, 28 October 2010

little altered me!


I am taking part in a fantastic art course over at willowing. For week 2 the challenge is to alter a childs book with paints and gesso and have a go at a transfer of a photo of ourselves at around 3yrs surrounded by "positive life wishes". I had a go again at gel medium transfers which I still have had no luck with! The ink off the transparency sort of mixed with the medium and went all blue and green..but I sort of worked with this and used it for the background. I then had a go at transferring a paper image with pva glue and this worked a lot better..thats the image on the right. I still liked the original transparency so sort of scratched it a little bit and painted white behind it. I was looking at the photo and realised I still have that look..see the photo I use on all my avatar profiles!! Be sure to check out the willowing art course as I have met so many art blog friends on there who are all joining in ..its fun and free!

12 comments:

Terry said...

I just left Sherry's blog. So fun and interesting to see what you all are doing! Love these photo's of younger days!

Sherry said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my pages Lorraine.

I love yours - great aged effects going on and your image transfers look wonderful!

I've just posted my whimsies -really enjoyed doing them too.

Janet Ghio said...

I like your transfers and you do still have the same look!

snakkemunn said...

hello Lorraine
You have done e lot of nice painting. The course sounds like fun. Have a nice day

Dorthe said...

It is wonderfull- I too, don`t have succes with the transfers on gel medium !!!!!
but I think what you saved is gorgeus looking.
Thanks for telling.

Sam said...

beautiful page! I also had trouble with the gel medium and ended up just printing the photo onto paper and using that! What is your user name on willowing and friends as I would like to add you as a friend on there!

dosfishes said...

Sweet pages. It is amazing that those childhood looks and gestures stay the same. I often watch father's and sons and mother's and daughters walk and they walk the same. xox Corrine

Lynn Stevens said...

Two great looks with the same image! Awesome work!

NuminosityBeads said...

What a great project you're doing. i love that little 3 yr old pic.
xoxo Kim

Pat Beaumont said...

you have got it wrong Lorraine - you don't have the same look - you have grown into a happier version and your inner beauty shines through your eyes
well done with your pages

Jo said...

Wonderful pages, Lorraine. I like the look of the transfers - I haven't done mine yet but I'm hoping to have a go this afternoon. I'm loving the course too!

x

Jan said...

Just beautiful!