I decided to name this project Deja Voodoo..........you know, that feeling you get when someone jinxes you, and you swear it's been done before, but you can't remember where or when..................
To start I created a mixed media background on foamboard using DecoArt Media fluid Acrylics. I then fired up photoshop and created my design using Rick's Voodoo Digital Stamp Set which is available at Smeared Ink. Once happy with my design I printed onto Neenah classic white cardstock and coloured with my copics. I then scanned the design and printed out using my laser printer as this was gong to be an image transfer. I then painted over the main image and skulls in the four corners with DecoArt Media tinting fluid ( 3 coats ) as I didn't want these to appear transparent on the media background. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Medium was applied to the image transfer and left to dry. The mixed media background was also given a coat of the Matte Medium and left to dry also. Once dry the background was given a second coat of Matte Medium and whilst still wet the main image was applied to the background face down smoothed over with my fingers and then brayered to get a good adhesion and to remove any air bubbles that had formed. This was then left to dry overnight. Once dry the image was then soaked with water applied with a sponge and the paper rubbed off in a circular motion to reveal the image that had been transferred to the background. A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to seal and protect. You can find video instructions on this technique courtesy of Mr Andy Skinner on his blog.
Think I'll frame this as it turned out quite nice, if I say so myself.
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