Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing another project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer. I created this picture puzzle for my daughter with the same image transfer technique that I shared in my last post.
Step One: Prime the surface of the puzzle with a light coat of Gesso. Once the Gesso is dry, use a pair of scissors to separate the puzzle pieces and then reassemble the puzzle.
Step Two: Apply a layer of Gel Medium to the puzzle and place the image to be transferred face down in the gel and set aside to dry. Note: Toner-based copy, inkjet or laser print, magazine and collage images will all work for this type of gel transfer. If you want to use images with numbers or text, be sure to print the mirror image.
Step Three: Wet the image with water and use your finger to gently rub off the paper.
Step Five: Add two coats of Glaze to the puzzle pieces.
Step Six: Add a pop of color to the edge of the transferred image with a Gelato.® Apply an inspirational message to the puzzle with a Stamper's Big Brush Pen and a sentiment stamp.
For my next puzzle, I think I would add color to the edge of my pieces and stamp my text before I added the glaze. I also think I could have removed more of the paper from my transferred image in some areas. With the fantastic rainbow of Gelatos® colors, I'd love to try a tinted glaze! If you experiment with this technique, I'd love to see your results!
I had a lot of fun with this project! This puzzle would make a great gift to slip inside a greeting card. Try using a picture puzzle instead of a photo on scrapbook page!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work before my next post, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.
Gelatos® Designer Colors Tropical Series (#770162)
Stamper's Big Brush 3ct. - Neutral (#770054)
Gel Medium (#770303)
Essential Tools Set (#70300)
Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 6 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.
I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.