Sunday, September 8, 2013

AIR #1 - Photo Transfer Tutorial

 I am excited to be sharing an Artist in Residence for Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko with you today - it is Artist Choice and after being so inspired by the Tutorial on the Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko facebook wall, I decided to give Photo Transfer a try!

I have to add at this point I was also greatly inspired (and excited too) to experience John At Imagine teaching a LIVE Class at the Spellbinders Retreat - I made the most of it and took my photos there for this tutorial - with John's permission of course - thanks John! LOL!   I have to say - there is nothing quite like being there - especially when the teacher is such an inspiring artist!  You can see a couple of photos of this Class at the bottom of this post.  BTW - don't you love the new mat from ImagineCrafts Craft Mat- we got to use them and - I have to say - you are going to LOVE it - wipes clean with every ink - even StazOn - but that is another Tutorial! :)

  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Fantastix™ Multi-Purpose Applicators
  • IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™ 
  • IMAGINE Crafts® Creative Medium™  
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn® Solvent Inks in Teal Blue
    IMAGINE Crafts® Monterey Pine
    IMAGINE Crafts® PHOTO Elements
    IMAGINE Crafts® Craft Mat™    
Preferred Promotional Partners:

  •  MB1-002 Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders™ Media Mixage™ Squares One Bezels

Other: Brayer, Cup with water, Ice Resin

Cut/ trim the Photo Chip so it is slightly bigger than the Monterey Pine embellishment you are using.  Add some  IMAGINE Crafts® Creative Medium™ using the IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™.

Place the PHOTO Elements onto the Monterey Pine™ - face down and use a Brayer to remove any air bubbles.

Add some water to a glass and wet the PHOTO Elements using a IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™ as shown in the photo below.

Wet your fingers and roll the paper off the Monterey Pine- remember to do this gently otherwise you will remove some of the PHOTO Elements.  Using a Fantastix™ Multi-Purpose Applicator sponge around the edges using  IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn® Solvent Inks in Teal Blue.

Using the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn® Solvent Inks in Teal Blue and the
Fantastix™ Multi-Purpose Applicator, colour the inside of the Spellbinders Bezel.

I have adhered the finished Monterey Pine™ Embellishment into a Spellbinders Bezel using a few drops of Ice Resin, the added Ice Resin over the top - it has given it a fabulous finish and allows the pretty shimmer from the Creative Medium™  to show through.  I have added this to a string of tiny beads I have had sitting waiting for the perfect bling to complete it.

 You can find the Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko Video Tutorial HERE
and see John in the photo below.

I hope you are inspired to try something different, perhaps step out of your 'comfort zone' - it is easy to create something that is timeless and unique - 'art from the heart!'

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!



  1. It is beautiful! Thank you...and John...for the fabulous tutorial!

  2. How FABULOUS! You've taken a spectacular picture and made a MAGNIFICENT piece of art out of it. AGAIN!

  3. That is amazing my friend - love the colours in the photo chip flower and you have complemented it beautifully with the blues.


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