It's Tutorial Tuesday, once again, at Sunflowers and Dragonflies. There are a couple of ladies on Splitcoast Stampers who are anxiously awaiting today's Golden gel transfer tutorial. There is a wide range of pictures that can be used with this technique. Dover Publications has awesome copyright free images. If you sign up for their newsletter, you get free images sent along with each newsletter. You can use photos, images from the web, and even something printed off in Word.
I hope this tutorial leaves you filled with inspiration. If you do a transfer, link me up. I'd love to see what you did.
Image (shown here is a Dover book with coloured pictures)
Golden gel medium
Golden gel medium is used for this tutorial.
Photocopy your image on an ink jet printer.
Trim your edges to the size of your coaster. Another option is to tear the edges for a unique look.
Sponge on an even layer of Golden gel medium. Cover the entire surface of your picture. Let dry completely (approx 30 minutes) before adding layer 2. Once dry, ad layer 3.
Continue adding coats 3, 4 and 5. Dry between each coat. Let dry completely (about 3 hours)before moving to the next step.
Dip your fingers into water and gently rub off paper backing.
Continue to dip your fingers into the water and rub off the paper backing.
All the rubbing has been finished.
You can see from this photo that the gel transfer is paper thin.
Spread a layer of gel medium over your coaster and place the image on top.
Place your image on top of the coaster and brush one or two coats of gel medium on top. Once dry, spray protection over top.
This is a painting that I did. In the bottom right hand corner you will see a large area where I did a gel transfer. This demonstrates that no item is too large to make this transfer successful.
Close-up of my gel transfer. If you are going to do a transfer using words, you must transpose it backwards in your Word program prior to printing. If you do not, your words will end up backwards.