These are photos of Mexican painter Frida Khalo.
After painting off and on for a few days this week, I didn't produce anything I was crazy about, so I switched gears to experiment with photo transfers to use in mixed media artwork.
I've always liked Frida Khalo's face, so I cropped a photo of her (upper left) and printed it on a laser jet printer.
Using a plastic palette knife, the photocopy was covered in four coats of Omni Gel transfer medium (dry between coats). It was then allowed to dry overnight.
In the morning, I soaked the gelled copy in a bowl of water for 20 minutes and gently rubbed the paper off of the back.
Parts of the image are translucent, so the transfer can be pasted on top of a colorful background if desired.
The only problem with this particular transfer is that I made it a little too big for my art journal, so it will be put aside for future use - maybe I will make a smaller "tester" for the journal.
The image on the upper right is a practice piece for a photo booth style arrangement. To make it a little more realistic, of course, I would have made the background identical each individual photo. I don't have a paint program, but I could I could paint them with an acrylic next time.
And that's it for Friday. Hope everyone has a safe, happy weekend!