Altered Art Journal Letter X

X Factor

"I am the x factor. I have no control. My muse leads me to create. Where she will take me I do not know."

The pair of shoes are a transfer. I'm not sure if it is noticeable or not. This photo is so light but you can sort of see the text coming through. I did a gel medium transfer. This technique is fun .....if it works! I've been hesitant to do this on these journal pages because if I messed up it would be a disaster. All I have to say is my little muse took over and said just do it. And it worked! I'm so excited!
There are a few things I did differently then previous tries. The first thing is to use a magazine clipping instead of a printed ink jet copy. The second thing is to put the gel medium on the surface instead of the art to be transferred. Mist the art so it is wet before you lay it down on the gel medium and let it dry completely before you start to rub off the top layer.
I'm going to practice using ink jet copies because I really hate using my magazine clippings. I believe the process will work with copies because I have read that you can use them.
Practice, practice, practice!
I'm still in my PJ's......giggle, giggle, so I have to get moving. My husband wants to look at cars during his lunch break. He is ordering a new company car. yuppppy!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Love the "x" page!!

    I've done transfers (love yours!) and used inkjet with gel medium on the surface first, then when dry, misting the transfer and scrubbing, peeling off. It does work but it's all about how much gel and how much pressure and removal. I know what you mean about not wanting to use magazine images!! They're to keep and copy!! :)

  2. Wow, this is beautiful Charlie!! It's fascinating to hear the process you undertake to achieve such an ethereal final creations. Truly gorgeous!

  3. Wonderful Charlie! It has a dreamy quality to it. Have fun car shopping.


  4. I knew right away it was a transfer and it looks great. Very pretty pages. I have a book on different techniques for transfers and if I remember correctly with ink jet images you don't let it dry the way you do with laser jet, copies or magazine pages. I'll look it up again and send you the complete directions.