Monday, December 22, 2008

Packing Tape Transfer Technique

Here is a fun technique that anyone can try! What I did was make a photocopy of a picture I had taken (the one shown here was architecture I took in Florence, Italy.) Then you simply get a piece of packing tape and place over the photocopy (tape over the picture side.)

Next you submerge the taped paper in a bowl of lukewarm water. Begin rubbing the paper off and presto! Your image is on the tape! You can then glue it using matte medium to create cards and collages.

Here is a great link showing this step by step:

HGTV Packing Tape Transfer Tutorial

I just love doing these transfers! You can even make copies of your own artwork and replicate them in collages...the possibilities are endless!

What is your favorite collage technique?


Lisa ( nickname "L" ) said...

Another cool idea! Thanks Michelle I am going to play with this over the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

sophiassweetspot said...

awesome! i might have to try that!