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Acrylics on hotpress watercolor paper. Paint pens and water-soluble pastels were also used.

I attempted an ink jet photo transfer without much luck on the receiving paper. Perhaps I need to do a bit more research as to what brand of photo paper is best. Do you guys have any suggestions? What I ended up using for this piece is the photo paper after I had tried the transfer. I hope that makes sense. It has been a long day so the thoughts aren't flowing very swiftly tonight. :) Plus a nagging headache for day number three. Not fun.

By the way, If you want to use the image of the little girl in your art then you can find it here. Thank you, Susan, for the image!


Kelly said...

This is such a gorgeous work. i love the rich colours. I havemt tried ink jet transfers. just photo copied gel meiums and acetone. I have read about ink jet transparency transfers, but havent tried as of yet. It is very frustrating to have transfers not work out, but I end up doing what you have, just using the actual copy. Again, beautiful!


Kelly said...

Just saw that you are also a homeschooling mom. I have met so many artists/homeschoolers through the blogging world.

Hélène Deroubaix said...

beautiful work Tricia:)
there is some sadness and hopes to it!

ArtsyMama said...

Wow...this is really gorgeous!!! I saw your comment on my blog. I would love to trade with you. Please email me at artsy_mama@hotmail.com

Gypsy Purple said...

This is amazing...a lovely piece


Anonymous said...

This is a really lovely work! Beautiful colors...

Have a nice evening!

One Crabapple said...

This came out G R E A T !

(hope that headache goes away....so sorry !)

Izabella said...

This is a really beautiful piece!!! love it :) xo!! ~Bella

Anonymous said...

Ink Jet photo transfers are hard. I don't do many. Most of mine haven't turned out very well, but recently I've had the best luck with vellum or matte photo paper. My best suggestion is that when you are ready to remove the image make sure you dip your finger in water and apply it to the paper... get it really wet... let the saturate the paper..the transfer paper will sometimes just slide off leaving your image behind... OH! before the water step keep the image on the surface weighted for at least 15 minutes, longer if you can stand it!

This piece is beautiful... even if it didn't transfer well you ended up with a wonderful altered photo! I think your accident may become a technique!

I guess I'll have to wait a couple days to see more work from you :(

Sorry about the long post... but I hope it was helpful.

Have fun this weekend!


PS Okay... one more thing... You mentioned you used Hot press watercolor paper. Do you like it? I haven't tried it yet.

Christine said...

Tricia -- this is really incredible -- I LOVE it!!!

Beth said...

Tricia...I love her just the way she turned out !!!
I love using the transparencies and making transfers onto fabric using matte medium.

That's the only one I think I could help you with.

Have you tried those yet ???

Kristen Robinson said...

Just absolutely stunning gorgeous Tricia!!!