Friday, 4 July 2008

Textures, and layers

The first and last of these are packing tape image transfers, which I don't think I'll do again, as I don't really like the shiny surface it gives. The middle one is a distressed photograph. The first one is a rescued disaster. It was a very textured background of kitchen paper which misbehaved and didn't do as it should, so it got altered into something entirley different. Well you must admit it doesn't look like a seahorse does it?


7 comments:

Sherry said...

I found that with the packing tape too - you get the shiny surface left. I had wondered if there was any way around it - maybe not. Yours don't look shiny in the pics though - beautiful collages. Love the first (rescued one).

Agnes the Red said...

I've tried this tape transfer thing too and agree, not that impressed with the shiny surface. I'm wondering if a layer of matt gel medium would tone it all down? Love the ATCs anyway and the rescued one is beautiful.
Ange xxx

Artyfax said...

these are as usual wonderful images Wendy - rescued or not - you always come up trumps

Nicks said...

haven't tried this technique.. maybe I will one day - I dunno. but it is lovely seeing your blog updated, have missed you xx

Sian said...

These are great - and I definitely can't see a seahorse in there! Have you tried gently sanding over the top of the tape with a fine grade sandpaper or emery board? It takes the edge off the shine and gives a slightly distressed finish. You have to be really careful though or you can go right through the tape.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Good to see you about again Wendy. These are lovely ATCs but no, I can't see a seahorse either!! I have only just tried the tape transfer and although its a very successful method, I too am not sure about the shiny surface. Am off to qwuickly try again with these ideas from our experts!!

Shaz said...

beautiful atc's...would you like to swap sometime wendy...my email is smmartin@hotmail.co.uk I have a lot to do for hosted swaps just now, but when I finish Ill let you know..only if you like that is lol
your blog is fab!shaz x

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