# 1 gesso a piece of cardboard.
# 2 I smeared a little red airbrush paint onto the piece.
# 3 I took a copy of a ledger printed onto regular paper
and gel transferred onto the piece as my background.
I have found that gel medium in gloss works the best for a gel transfer.
Apply the medium onto the area you want to transfer
a thin coat smeared in a few directions assures a good coverage...
lay onto the area of transference.
Burnish well...(means rub over)
I use a credit card, or a fid, or a bone folder...anything smooth..even the bottom of a glass.
Burnish smooth..and leave 5-7 minutes...you can let it dry but then you have a LOT of clean up
I like to be able to peel most of the paper off (begin in the corner gently lifting the image to make sure it has been left...if not wait a bit longer...)
this leaves the impression and a lot less paper backing to rub off
# 4 Wet finger and begin to gently rub off the pulp...you will able to feel the difference and know you are done...this is a gentle rubbing if you rub too hard you will lift off your image.
# 5 let dry completely
# 6 I added a stamp using black acrylic paint...then painted on the hearts and added the lettering with a stamp and red acrylic paint.
# 7 Then sealed it with polyurethane
I find this helps bring depth to painted areas using inks or paints...
Hope you enjoyed the process...thanks for looking...