I am new @ pinterest and just found this tutorial there... http://deliacreates.blogspot.com/201...-canvases.html
I so much like this and would love to do some of these BUT I really donīt
know what that Gel-thing is!!! Could someone explain it to me....there is
no german translation that would fit!
Looking at Amazon it looks like the gel medium is something you mix with paints to make them easier to spread or more translucent.
I wonder if it could work the same way as Hybrid Nails. As long as you use a laser printer, then rubbing alcohol is supposed to release the toner. Maybe try it on a smaller scale (but larger than nails) to see if it works?
I see that stuff at Michael's (the craft store) all the time. You could probably find it in any arts/crarfts store.
I found this info online:
Gel medium is an acrylic product. It comes in Heavy, Soft, and Regular and has a variety of finishes, Matte, Gloss and Semi-gloss. The basic use for these is to build texture in paintings by mixing them with acrylic paint. If you add a small bit of it to your paint it will also extend the drying time. The Soft gel is the medium that is most often used by paper artists. It can be used as a glue for collage and it is also used to make photocopy transfers. So basically it is a glue, a paint, and decoupage stuff.
How do you use it? You can brush it on to use as a glue, you can dab it on to hold larger objects such as buttons or other 3D embellishments. You can brush it on to seal your work. To make a photocopy transfer (I've also done this for inkjet transfers)- take your picture and brush the acrylic medium on thinly in a vertical direction, let dry for a minute and then brush another layer on in a horizontal direction. Repeat for a total of 6 layers. Let dry overnight. Then take your picture and soak it in a bowl of warm water for about 5 minutes. Start to rub the paper off - be gentle with it. When done you should have the toner or ink adhering to the medium - it should feel kind of plasticy (is that a word?). Then you can use a thin layer of the acrylic medium as the glue to adhere it to another surface.
__________________ Miss Mint
I went to the crafts store today and got a canvas DinA4 and I hope I bought the right thing to bring the picture to the canvas...actually it is called Acryl-Gel...sounds very similar...
Tomorrow morning I will know if it was the right stuff
So more of that tomorrow!!
I canīt believe...it worked!!! My christmas gifts for parents and my brother are almost done I have to take a cute new pic of my children, buy some canvas and there I go....itīs a superfast project and looks so good....
You can check my result ( but I have to peel off some paper again from that one) on my new blog