This is the beginning of a base for a multimedia piece. The background for the triptych will be collaged, and then, I'll follow with the painting on top.
I wanted to add some written music to the background and created an acrylic image transfer. Using a book I found at our nearby recycling center, I chose the pages I wanted and coated them with 5 or 6 coats of acrylic matte medium. Each coat was applied in a different direction and allowed to completely dry before the next was added. The music was then flipped, wet with a sponge, and the paper rubbed off.
The paper being removed from the transfer
The transfer with most paper removed
After the paper was removed, I added the music to the canvas with acrylic matte medium. After coating the back, I placed the piece on the canvas and coated the front with matte medium.
The triptych with the first transfer
I'm happy with the result of the transfer and the process.
The peach pieces are stencils done on deli paper that were added, also, with matte medium.