|Gunnel Hag's work using photo transfers|
I spent Saturday at Gunnel Hag's studio in Toronto and experimented with photo transfers.
I am really happy with the samples I made during the workshop. I printed on several types of fabric; cotton, silk, linen and commercially printed cottons.
One of methods taught was new to me (using Bubble Jet Set) and the other two methods which I had experience with I was able to tweak using Gunnel's tips.
I also enjoyed talking to the other student who took the class. She had several degrees in art-related subjects and I found her inspirational. BONUS: she was of italian heritage!
Most of the photos I transferred were photos of textures. Below are a few examples of the 8.5" x 11" photo transfers.
|photo of the wall in the courtyard of Giulietta's|
house in Verona, Italy.
|photo of a rusty panel, Verona streets.|
This was transferred onto silk. It is really lovely
and almost transparent.
|This photo taken at one of Paris' cemeteries|
was transferred onto a grey fabric with
a small square design.
I like it.
|The building in downtown Toronto |
was transferred onto a piece of
commercially printed cotton
with words and math formulas
I am not sure yet how I will add stitch to them or how I will integrate them in larger works. That part needs to have some 'steeping' time.