Monday, November 10, 2008

Dreaming Flowers

Yogi mentioned that she thought my lst canvas was calling out for some calligraphy.
I have NO calligraphy skill, but I had been thinking along those same lines.

I decided to try an image transfer over the Fantasy Film ironed to canvas.
I WORKED!



I saw a quote on line that became the inspriration for this piece:

"Butterflies add another dimension to the garden, for they are like dream flowers- childhood dreams- which have broken loose from their stalks and escaped into the sunshine"

M. Rothchild


12 comments:

Yogi said...

Yes!! It just adds another dimension. Looks wonderful and I love the quote and inspiration you got from it.

Brenda said...

What a wonderful piece of art. Just lovely.

dewatobay said...

Lovely. Thank you also for recently posting instructions on Yahoo's inkjet image transfer group. I'm enjoying your blog.

Scrappy Cat said...

Omigosh Zeb - this is gorgeous!

Mari said...

I swear, you do the most stunning things! I love when you say that you've updated your blog... you never fail to enchant!

Kathy said...

Hi - found you thru' the image transfer group. Your work is inspirational! I work mainly with artist's acrylic paints (or photography) and haven't done any image transfer yet (besides something way back in the 60s!). Anyway, your use of Fantasy Film, embossing powders and so on make me want to incorporate some of those into my work.
Kathy
www.kathydkeith.etsy.com

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi ya Zeb
a bit late with catching up here...got allot happening with family stuff.Anyway had some spare time today so I am glad I checked in on you.The canvas is just gorgeous and I can just imagine the luminous shimmer of all the Fantasy Film.Well done.In what way is the transfer done...I mean what type of transfer did you do??
hugs
Annette In Oz

Zeborah Loray said...

Hi Annette- always good to hear from you. :)

It is an old fashioned gel medium transfer.
Put three coats of gel medium on image(printed with inkjet printer, Epson), letting dry thoroughly between coats.
When dry, wet paper, rub off- you end up with a transparent "skin" of gel medium with the image embedded in it it.

I adhered it to the canvas (over the Fantasy Film) with more gel medium. Let dry. Added some crackle finish to parts of it.
Let dry. Coated the whole thing with varnish and then added Glossy Accents to just the butterflies.

I'm pretty pleased with this one.

Nicki said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Mylene said...

Hi Zeb, Pop on over to my blog to see you've been honoured with an award :)
P.S. I love your butterflies - just stunning!

Iris said...

Your images are just beutifull. I love the colors that you use.

White Iris Designs said...

Happened across your blog from Vals Altered Heart blog...WOW..you create amazing & interesting pieces...but as a floral designer who loves all things flower related...I love this piece. Very nice indeed! I am just venturing into the altered art arena.

Enjoyed your blog...I will be back!