Altered Art Journal Tag 1

Aug 29, 2014

Art Journal Tag 1

When you find your arty style art flows like a leaf floating downstream but gosh when you try to force it, it’s all upstream and darn near impossible to create something you love. I’m so happy with the style I’ve finally discovered as it has taken me a long time. But in the end all the trial and error paid off. This art journal tag measures 4″ x 8.5″ and is covered in layers and layers of paint. I still cannot get over that I’m using paint and getting my hands messy.

On my Art Journal Page 2 blog post I shared with you a quick image transfer technique and today I’m going to share with you an image transfer technique that gives you a less distressed image transfer and a more defined image transfer.

Image Transfer Technique

  1. Using a paintbrush spread a smooth even medium layer of Multi Medium onto your tag.
  2. Place the laser printed or copy machine image face down onto the Multi Medium.
  3. Press down on the image to remove any air bubbles but make sure you DO NOT get any of the wet multi medium onto the (white back, now top, of the image you are transferring as this will make removing the pulp a bit difficult.
  4. Once the Multi Medium is dry, using a mister bottle filled with water, wet the back of the laser printed or copy machine image and gently rub off the excess paper pulp. If you rub too hard the image will rub off so be gentle.
  5. Continue to mist water onto the paper as needed until you have removed all the paper pulp.
  6. If you have some areas where the pulp remains just rub a little Multi Medium with your fingertips over the transferred image and it should take care of any remaining fuzzies.

Art Journal Tag 1

This is a cool way to add clipart or your own photos to your art journal pages in a very unique way.


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