Monday, 20 August 2007

The Beating of My Heart

I spent part of last week with Thea at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Although I don't work with fabric as much as I used to I love going to the quilt show. There's so much wonderful and inspiring work to see and I come back buzzing with ideas for new techniques I want to try. If you'd like to see a selection of the quilts, I have some photos on my flickr.

Here's a mixed media piece I made when I got back. I had read that Golden gel was the best gel medium for image transfers so I bought some while I was in Birmingham. I've had very little success in the past with image transfers but I can report that Golden is da bomb. It works so much better than any others I've tried, so I may go off on a bit of a transfer rampage now!

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  1. wow, this is beautiful and i loved all the quilt pix! will have to pick your brain some more on this photo transfer stuff :)

  2. Shazam girl! Gorgeous. Isn't Golden great? Far superior to the other brands. :)

  3. Another beautiful project, Francesca! I've never tried any other mediums other than Golden so I am happy to see your review.....I recommend the other mediums too! I've been posting some transfer work on my blog :)

  4. Golden's medium, huh????? Thanks for this info, Fran. I'm going to get some because my experience with transfers is bad, bad, bad but I'm still holding out hope.

    By the way, this is a magnif little collage.


  5. I realllly love your style! Gina (ebay-hpsgsmith). Please feel free to have a peek at my blog!

  6. Thanks for the tip..I've had such hit and miss experiences with transfers. This looks fab.