Theme ideas • America • Sports • Nature • Music • Family • Animal • Self-Portrait • Places/travel • ?????
Photo Transfer Painting Requirements • You must come up with a theme. • Capture at least 3 different, well-composed images. • Incorporate text – word, quote, letter, initials… • Mix various colors of paint, layer newspaper/patterned paper • Add found object(s) that creatively relate to your theme • Add visual texture – corrogated
3 different, well-composed images • Brainstorm different ways to capture your theme… • Look online at examples for unique composition ideas • Take more than three photos and then select your best and edit • Print out
Incorporate text • Type or hand-write a quote/initials/word, etc. that relates to your theme. • Use text in more than one place – one hand written, one stenciled • Decide how large you want the text to appear • Choose fonts that look appropriate with your theme. • Print out
Paint and Paper • You will be painting with acrylic paint to create a background. • Before doing so, adhere patterned paper/music notes/newspaper for an extra texture. Use gel medium as the glue. • Use a large brush and a few colors to paint over paper (colors should relate to theme and not be too dark)
Photo transfer • Plan out where you want your printed photos to be transferred on your painting. • Properly transfer photos by cutting extra paper off, placing face down, and attaching to painting with gel medium. • Allow to dry. • Remove paper by spraying paper with water and rubbing. Only the ink will remain!.
Finishing touches • Enhance/embellish painting with : • Printmaking - using lids, doilies, • Found objects that relate to theme (buttons, coins, twigs, etc) • Fabric • Any other painting/drawing/layering/spray paint