She says:

“I found an image of Dr. Marten boots amongst my stash of printed photographs and decided it would be perfect for image transfer, as it wouldn’t matter if some of it ended up tearing away, which often happens with this type of transfer.”


Stamps Christine used...

  • PaperArtsy: Hot Pick 1605; Lynne Parrella Collection 002; 003 

Other materials…

  • PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint
  • PaperArtsy Fresco Gloss Glaze
  • VersaFine ink: Onyx Black
  • My Favourite Things die: Balloon Shaker Window and Frame
  • Ranger Dylusions Journaling Tag
  • White gel pen
  • Blue ribbon
  • Gold star sequins


Step-by-step… Gloss Glaze Image Transfer

1 Apply a thin coating of Gloss Glaze to the image side of the photograph and the substrate, then smooth down well with fingers.

2 Leave to dry completely or use a heat tool to speed things up. Dampen the paper.


3 Start peeling back the paper gently with your fingers or a cloth.

4 As you progress the paper will start to dry out, making the excess white paper visible.

5 Dampen again and remove as much paper as possible but take care not to go too far and remove the image. 

6 Apply a thin coat of Gloss Glaze over the image to hide any remaining white paper and allow the colours to show through.


To finish the project: 

The image transfer is the third step in creating my tag card, previously the tag had been brayered with Fresco Finish Chalk paints and stamped in a collage style with PaperArtsy stamps. To finish, I edged the card with black ink and added paint splatters, a sentiment, die cut stars, gold star sequins, white doodling and a ribbon tie.


This project first featured in the August 2017 issue of Craft Stamper magazine