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leydab
09-24-2022, 07:17 PM
Swap Due Date: December 18th, 2022
Signup/Withdraw Date: Anytime, but please communicate
Number of ATCs: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: mixed media

I was taking a mixed media class where we did image transfers from books and magazines using packing tape as one technique and a Gelli Plate for another. These were so easy and fun to do.

For this swap, you need to make your cards using any technique that allows you to transfer an image from its original source into another material. Any theme is welcome.

Card guidelines:

- This is a 3 for 3 card trade.
- Cards need to measure 2.5" x 3.5" and must have a sturdy base to make it a “card”.
- Protect your card in individual vinyl sleeves.
- Include your username, real name, where you live and name of the swap on the back of the card.
- Please share your finished cards in this thread. We all love to see your creations and get inspiration.
- A hostess card is not required, but will be appreciated and treasured if you choose to include one.

Mailing:
- PM me for my address when your cards are ready to send.
- Mail at least a week or two for those in the US. At least two weeks or more if outside the US. Cards which do not arrive by the deadline will have to be returned.
- US Players: Send a large label with your name and address clearly printed on it and one Forever Stamp
- International Players: Send a large label with your name and address clearly printed on it. I will provide postage and envelopes.

Once you receive your returns, please don’t forget to give You-Rocks to the artists whose ATCs you received and an i-Trader for me if you are pleased with how I handled the swap.

Who wants to play?

Players:

0.- Leydab
1.- TrinaLD - Received
2.- DocJ29 - Received
3.- Dithespy - Received
4.- LeonardaDaArtsi - Received
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5.- JaneyGirl - No Communication
[B]6.- Elliejaybird - Received
7.- katiea707 - Received
8.- CAMeo Cheryl - Received
9.- CiCiCreates - Received
10.- AmySi - Received
11.- Tafkabecky - Received

TrinaLD
09-25-2022, 03:27 PM
I'm intrigued. I've never used a Gelli Plate for transfer. I'd definitely like to know more about that. I've used (wayyyyy back when) acetate or paint thinner stuff and more recently, packing tape and gel medium (messy but a lot of fun). That said, and given the deadline. I'm in!!!

jezebelle
09-25-2022, 04:38 PM
Does anyone have good image transfer tutorials? I only know the packing tape technique. The link in art discussions, how to is empty.

OrigamiGrace
09-26-2022, 09:31 AM
Lots on google. Basically pick a high contrast photo, lay down a thin layer of paint, press photo and remove, then place paper and pull image up! Super easy - the trick is picking a high contrast photo on glossy paper and remembering not to use too much paint.

DocJ29
09-26-2022, 04:23 PM
:DThis sounds awesome count me in!:D

CiCiCreates
09-26-2022, 04:29 PM
I have never done transfers before, but I see some great tutorials and would like to try. I also have some rub-ons that might work. Still need to lurk until I get some time to try it.

JenUrebel
09-27-2022, 12:17 PM
I'll lurk. Packing tape transfers are so easy and fun, but I'd like to nail a gel plate transfer for once in my life.

leydab
09-27-2022, 12:47 PM
Lurkers are welcome!
With the Gelli Plate, I realized that less is more. You need bright colors and not as much paint as you might think. If you have any other techniques, they are also welcome!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-30-2022, 08:16 PM
Add me to the lurkers' couch!

dithespy
10-01-2022, 07:42 AM
I'll play, please. I have used these techniques before - with varying results. But it's fun!

JavaZarf
10-01-2022, 08:15 AM
lurking

sarat
10-01-2022, 12:26 PM
How interesting. I used to do gel transfers but haven't done them in years. Lurking for now.

leydab
10-01-2022, 03:21 PM
Welcome to the hangout Sarat and JavaZarf!

leydab
10-01-2022, 03:23 PM
CynthiaSillitoe,
welcome to the lurker's couch. I hope you decide to join us!

leydab
10-01-2022, 03:23 PM
Welcome Dithespy!

CiCiCreates
10-01-2022, 03:56 PM
Question from someone who has never done a tape transfer: there are great tutorials on Pinterest, and I am eager to try. Since the packing tape is already glossy, is it customary to brush on a gloss finish to the rest of the card as well?

leydab
10-01-2022, 04:15 PM
Question from someone who has never done a tape transfer: there are great tutorials on Pinterest, and I am eager to try. Since the packing tape is already glossy, is it customary to brush on a gloss finish to the rest of the card as well?

Cici,
it looks more cohesive if you brush the whole surface but in the end it is up to you.

LeonardaDaArtsi
10-01-2022, 06:11 PM
I am really into these right now, so sign me up!

notinkansas
10-01-2022, 11:59 PM
Lurking. A have a bunch of techniques pinned to my "how to" board on Pinterest but I never get around to trying them.

rhodora55
10-04-2022, 08:28 AM
yes yes yes!! please sign me up. I've been watching this fella YeatesCreates on You tube, he's very talented, especially with gel plate and image transfer.

AmySi
10-08-2022, 10:37 PM
Fun idea! Lurking for now :)

catladybj
10-09-2022, 06:41 AM
Lurking as well.

leydab
10-10-2022, 05:08 PM
Welcome Leonarda and Rhodora55! Sorry for the delay acknowledging your participation. Last week was a busy week.

dithespy
10-13-2022, 09:23 AM
My cards are ready for mailing
235445235446
235447235448

All are packing tape transfer.

JavaZarf
10-13-2022, 10:01 AM
Did you put the tape directly on the background or attach it to mica or vinyl sheet?
Creative set!

janeygirl
10-13-2022, 07:05 PM
i WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOUR SWAP. THANK YOU

dithespy
10-14-2022, 04:14 AM
I attached the tape directly onto the background using Mod Podge.

I deliberately chose light coloured and fairly plain backgrounds so that the image would show through.

SpottedCrow
10-14-2022, 06:16 AM
Lurking.

Elliejaybird
10-14-2022, 08:30 AM
How about cyanotype transfers? Would that qualify for this swap?

leydab
10-14-2022, 09:22 AM
My cards are ready for mailing
235445235446
235447235448

All are packing tape transfer.

Absolutely beautiful!

leydab
10-14-2022, 09:31 AM
Welcome JaneyGirl!

Lukers lounge welcomes AmiSi and Catladybj

leydab
10-14-2022, 09:32 AM
How about cyanotype transfers? Would that qualify for this swap?

ElliejayBird,
yes! I just watched a video in YouTube about cyanotype. That looks fun! I have to try that technique now :-)

LeonardaDaArtsi
10-15-2022, 11:22 AM
Hey all!
I was having some issues with my gel plate. GRRRR... So I googled it. Well my gel plate looked clean to me, but after mineral oil several times I pulled up SOOOOO much pigment off the gel plate I could not even believe it. After cleaning it very thoroughly, it worked like a charm. YAY!!!

Here are my creations235516

235517

LeonardaDaArtsi
10-15-2022, 11:30 AM
These will go our today- I have your Addie. ;)

Elliejaybird
10-17-2022, 03:58 PM
Here's an example of one of my cards. I find cyanotype so simple and beautiful I just added a couple of feathers because I didn't want to make the card fussy. I guess you can officially sign me up💙235639

leydab
10-17-2022, 07:51 PM
Here's an example of one of my cards. I find cyanotype so simple and beautiful I just added a couple of feathers because I didn't want to make the card fussy. I guess you can officially sign me up��235639

Elliejaybird,
that card is so beautiful!
I have to try cyanotype now.
Thank you for joining!

leydab
10-19-2022, 06:54 PM
Hey all!
I was having some issues with my gel plate. GRRRR... So I googled it. Well my gel plate looked clean to me, but after mineral oil several times I pulled up SOOOOO much pigment off the gel plate I could not even believe it. After cleaning it very thoroughly, it worked like a charm. YAY!!!

Here are my creations235516

235517

Leonarda,
your beautiful cards have arrived!

leydab
10-22-2022, 04:08 PM
Elliejaybird,
your stunning cards are here. I am going to have to get some cyanotype chemicals to try it.

leydab
10-28-2022, 06:36 PM
My cards are ready for mailing
235445235446
235447235448

All are packing tape transfer.

Your cards made it in! They are better in person <3

katiea707
11-01-2022, 02:35 PM
Count me in! I love doing image transfers.

leydab
11-02-2022, 03:08 PM
Count me in! I love doing image transfers.

Welcome!

leydab
11-08-2022, 08:09 PM
Today I stayed home sick with a nasty cold but couldn't sleep so I started making my cards.
I would say that Gelli Print Photo Transfers are not as easy as I thought they were. I realized that you need a special type of glossy magazine such as Vogue or Style which I don't have. I was successful with an old Scrapbooking magazine though but that was after messing like 15 pieces of deli paper.
I also did a tape transfer and one matte medium transfer which worked. I am waiting for Amazon to deliver my chartpak marker and the cyanotype kit to try those techniques. I will try the gesso transfer tomorrow. So many choices and so little time. :-)
I might have a chance to practice more on Thursday since Hurricane Nicole is coming to visit.

CAMeo Cheryl
11-13-2022, 08:32 PM
I would like to participate, please and thank you!

leydab
11-14-2022, 09:40 AM
I would like to participate, please and thank you!

CAMeo Cheryl,
welcome to the party!

leydab
11-15-2022, 04:42 PM
Mail Call:
DocJ29, your beautiful cards are here!

AmySi
11-18-2022, 10:39 PM
Trying this process tonight :)
https://gelliartsblog.com/2021/08/26/image-transfer-resist-galore-with-gelliarts-by-giovanna

If it works, Iíll officially join the swap

CiCiCreates
11-23-2022, 12:05 AM
I think I’m ready to sign up, since all my cards are made. I have 3 which are packing tape transfers (my first time) and two which I’m not sure which should be my fourth. One is an iron-on transfer which was actually made for fabric, but I applied it to cardstock. The other was entitled “paper napkin transfer” on the Pinterest instruction. I followed the directions and made the card. I like it but I’m not sure I would call it a transfer. The napkin is taken down to one ply and fused to the card with an iron and fusible web. I will post pictures soon and maybe you can decide which of the two should be my fourth card.

leydab
11-25-2022, 06:00 PM
I think I’m ready to sign up, since all my cards are made. I have 3 which are packing tape transfers (my first time) and two which I’m not sure which should be my fourth. One is an iron-on transfer which was actually made for fabric, but I applied it to cardstock. The other was entitled “paper napkin transfer” on the Pinterest instruction. I followed the directions and made the card. I like it but I’m not sure I would call it a transfer. The napkin is taken down to one ply and fused to the card with an iron and fusible web. I will post pictures soon and maybe you can decide which of the two should be my fourth card.

Hi Cici,
they both sound like transfers to me. Either one will be fine.

CiCiCreates
11-26-2022, 09:09 PM
Here are my cards; The first three are all packing tape transfers, the teacup one is the paper napkin transfer.

leydab
11-28-2022, 10:57 AM
Trying this process tonight :)
https://gelliartsblog.com/2021/08/26/image-transfer-resist-galore-with-gelliarts-by-giovanna

If it works, I’ll officially join the swap

Hi AmySi,
it works. Welcome to the swap!

AmySi
11-29-2022, 10:34 PM
Thanks! Here are my coolest gelli transfers:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39484/small/1_8889332C-4D19-4FF2-9C51-65C85B9F309E.jpeg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=584236
I really like how the text is readable :)

Many prints failed! Usually I had too much paint.
Very fun process!

CiCiCreates
12-01-2022, 11:47 PM
Leydab, my cards were mailed this morning.

AmySi
12-03-2022, 10:48 PM
My cards are in the mail too :)

leydab
12-05-2022, 10:04 AM
Mail call:

Katiea707, your beauties are here!

leydab
12-05-2022, 06:41 PM
CiCi,
your cards are here! They look even better in real life.
Thank you for playing!

Tafkabecky
12-06-2022, 12:42 AM
I would love to play. Please sign me up. Ill have my cards in the mail by the end of this week. ��

leydab
12-06-2022, 08:12 AM
Tafkabecky,
Welcome!

Tafkabecky
12-08-2022, 02:38 PM
yes yes yes!! please sign me up. I've been watching this fella YeatesCreates on You tube, he's very talented, especially with gel plate and image transfer.

I watch that channel on youtube also! very talented indeed!

Tafkabecky
12-09-2022, 12:13 PM
Sending out my cards today
236669 236670
236671 236672

leydab
12-09-2022, 12:32 PM
Mail call:
Amy, your beauties made it to me!

TrinaLD
12-12-2022, 12:40 AM
I finished my cards and will mail Monday the 12th. I used acrylic gel skin transfers (one of my favorites) to transfer images and layer additional images. I also included an extra transfer on the back for others to use as they wish. The toughest part, besides the time, was getting them into the plastic sleeves - lol.

leydab
12-12-2022, 05:06 PM
Mail call:
Tafkabecky, your cards are here! Gorgeous!

leydab
12-16-2022, 04:25 PM
I finished my cards and will mail Monday the 12th. I used acrylic gel skin transfers (one of my favorites) to transfer images and layer additional images. I also included an extra transfer on the back for others to use as they wish. The toughest part, besides the time, was getting them into the plastic sleeves - lol.

TrinaLD,
your cards are here.
I love all of them!

leydab
12-24-2022, 12:24 PM
I just received the last set of cards that went on a long trip around the country.
I will be doing the swapping and mailing on the 26th.
Thank you all for participating and I hope you are having a happy and warm holiday season!

TrinaLD
12-25-2022, 03:26 PM
Will keep a lookout for them. With this weather, could be a while, but I know they'll be worth the wait!

leydab
12-29-2022, 02:59 PM
Cards are in the mail. I am sorry for the delay but I got a cold and was not feeling like moving much.
Your art is awesome! Thank you for sharing.
I hope you enjoy your returns.
Please don't forget to give your fellow artist "You Rock" and leave feedback score for your host.
Happy New Year to you!



Now Hosting: Matryoshka Dolls Swap - Swap date February 12, 2023

TrinaLD
01-04-2023, 11:08 PM
Received some great cards today from Katiea707, Tafkabecky, and Leonardo. What a fun swap.

AmySi
01-06-2023, 12:02 AM
Great variety of cards! Leaving rep now :)

dithespy
01-10-2023, 09:51 AM
My returns have arrived! (I love saying that :) ). Thanks due to EllieJayBird, CiCiCreates and TriniLD for their creativity. And a huge thank you to leydab for hosting.

Elliejaybird
01-16-2023, 10:14 PM
My cards arrived. They are all so creative