I can't believe it...I actually created my first video tutorial for a mixed media journal technique using transparent tapes. Thanks to my dear friend, Carol Ann Waugh, we actually got this done on a cold Monday last week. Carol bought the Flip camera and tripod; I just showed up at her really cool studio space and we started to lead each other down the film direction/production highway. It was really fun and not too painful! The editing was not too bad although the uploading to YouTube was the most challenging.
Helpful Hints to go along with the tutorial on the video:
1. try to use images from magazines that are not too old. Ancient Ntl. Geographic magazine pages don't seem to transfer as well as a newer magazine
2. always be aware that if you use an image you are lifting someone else's work..so don't pass it off as your own (especially with a price tag) and do try to change (alter, distress) it as much as possible so it becomes authentic to your style.
3. try to capture the fibers that come off when rubbing the soaked paper- if they go down your plumbing you might have a bit of a problem
4. embrace the distressed look~ this technique is not a perfect transfer and the distressed appearance will help it look less like "cut and paste" and much more interesting
5. If you don't like the gloss finish on the tape you can always sand it a little then paint the entire page with a matt medium, or use a matte transparent tape
6. try this technique with some of the new, fun decorative packing tapes. I like the ones from Tapeswell.com Many of them are transparent behind a decorative image which adds yet another layer to the page.
Have fun! I look forward to shariing another video tutorial in a few weeks. Any suggestions for techniques? Let me know and I will try to do a short video!