Blog: Transfer

Our House – Art Journal Spread

Every once in a while when I see a house I would really love to live in I have this song by Crosby Still Nash and Young in my ear. My father used to listen to this song a lot and somehow cute houses and this song will always be connected. I saw this gorgeous house in San Francisco and took a photo of it.

I did a Transfer into my art journal and playing with the imperfection of the transfer stamped into the gaps with my Tread and Torn Layers cling Stamp as well as with my Manhattan Border Foam Stamp.

On the left side of the spread I used the Manhattan Stencil and removed some of the wet blue paint underneath the stencil with a baby wipe.

Here is a complete list of of the supplies I used -some links are affiliate links:

Have a gorgeous day

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Painting with Newspapers – Transfer Technique



We get the New York Times on the Weekend and I love to read it but every time I put the paper into the recycling I look at the sometimes very colorful pages and think “what a shame” …and so…I came up with this Painting with Newspaper Technique. Basically you use the colors of images in your newspaper to create the background. Apply Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish thin onto surface (here water color paper) – press down newspaper image /text and wait for a couple seconds, peel off- repeat several times with different colored images until background is “painted”.



I painted the canvas board – just outer space with Acrylic Inks, tore the water color paper- applied with Gloss Medium and Varnish. Added Ink again to fill gaps – and stamped with the inks and household items to tie elements together. Made some marks with a graphite pen. Mounted photo on top. Done- FUN!



Can you spot what inspired my for this project on my Stroll through the Hood in this post?

Here is a list of supplies I used:


Hope you like this mini technique and maybe you give it a shot :)





Comments (5)

  • Lisa


    I love your innovations and inspirations! Can’t wait to give this a try!!


  • Johanne Lacombe


    This is a great way to recycle the newspapers. Think I’ll try it. Thanks for sharing,


  • Ava Stone


    So cool! Love new ways to use what we already have and your page turned out pretty and funky. Thumbs up!:)


  • Mary W


    Wonderful idea and thanks for sharing it!


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