Saturday, April 23, 2011


"And I scream at the top of my lungs
What's going on?"
-- 4 Non Blondes

Do you ever have one of those days? At least the image transfer worked! That's already an improvement... 
I hope your day is going better!  ;)


Bill said...

Not today. I have a headache! Since when do image transfers work?! I haven't had success yet.

Anonymous said...

ha Im not even going to answer that already know my answer...;)

Valerie-Jael said...

Kucky you. My image transfers are mostly like mould stains....Hopw tomorrow will be better!

Crayotic Ramblings said...


I can't love this more.


(One of my fave songs too. Shocking, I know.)

This is so yes. Soo soo yes.

Jenny Blair said...

excuse the repetition of what I usually say when I visit here but WOWZER!! I love this! Very striking and full of power. Fantastic! I couldn't think of a better song to be screaming at the top of my lungs to..brilliant song :) Hope your day gets better x
Ps happy belated ppf!

lenoracle said...

Oh my I haven't done image transfers in ages! I used to do alot of work with them in art school, you can do some fun stuff with it. (so frustrating at first)

This turned out fantastic! I agree with Jenny, so full of power. If this is what you made your day can't be going that badly!

JulieFaith said...

Really really love the street art feel to this. IMHO this is fantastic!

Unknown said...

Fantastic! I have never had a transfer work so perfectly...chin up, Pam, things always turn around.

Pam Tucker said...

Bill: Repeat after me: Golden Soft Gel (Matte) ... works every time!

David: ;)

Valerie: LOL! Mine always looked like something the cat would drag in UNTIL I tried the Golden Soft Gel Matte! ;)

Rabbit: I'm still in shock that's one of YOUR fave songs, too! ;)

Jenny: Thank you! Yes, that song immediately popped into my head, along with a few other things...

Lenore: Thank you! My day DID start to take a better turn after this. I think I got all of the frustration out onto the page. ;)

J: THANK you so much! That means a lot! :)

Lisa: Thank you! Now you know my secret. ;) And things ARE starting to turn around. :)

ger chouinard said...

Pam: SCREAM was perfect for a Saturday post for my Saturday as it took me 12 hours to travel home from FL to CT via MN ... i so wanted to scream! You've done an excellent job with this piece. Love Turbulent Girl too. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Easter! xoxo

Pam Tucker said...

Oh Ger! That is definitely Screamworthy! Terrible travel story. Glad you finally made it home. Happy Easter to you and yours, too! Big Hug!

Junibears said...

I can identify with your scream Pam! But I hold it inside as much as I can. I have nowhere to go where I could really let it rip!! LOL!
Fantastic art and I love your Turbulent Girl.
I guess that's where my scream is, rolling around inside me 'turbulently.!!
Keep up the good work.
Hugs xx

Pam Tucker said...

Hi June! So glad to see you! (BIG hug!)Don't worry, I'll let a big scream out for you! ;)

Amelia said...

wow - really strong image here! I have those days for sure :)

I love image transfer too.


Crystal said...

Oh yes, I have had this sort of day many times. :-)

Pam Tucker said...

Hi Amelia! Thank you! I am glad to see this day behind me! :)

Crystal: Let's hope these days don't come too often. ;)

Rosie Kaplan said...

HI Pam - I got the golden soft gel part, thanks, what did you print the original image one? Was it an inkjet, a photocopy or from a magazine? And, was your surface paper or canvas? Thanks Love Rosie

Pam Tucker said...

Hi Rosie. I printed the image from my printer. It was an image I had in my archives on my computer. But I use this technique for any image (from magazines, photocopies, etc.)

My printer is an HP inkjet printer. Nothing fancy. I always just make a copy first of the image with my printer. And I just use regular copy paper.

The surface for this particular image was an art journal page. I've also used watercolor paper, canvas, journal pages, and muslin.

Cover the image with a coating of the gel. Not too thick; just enough to cover the image. Then press it down firmly onto your susbstrate. Make sure it has made good contact, gently smoothing it down. Wait a couple of minutes. Then lift an edge, and check to see if your image is there. If you see it, slowly peel off the paper. Gently rub off the excess paper. Voila! And you don't have to use any water! ;)

So far, everything has worked just fine! Good luck! :)

Pat Tillett said...

I love your art! No matter what it is, it's good!

Victoria said...

Wow..beautiful and so striking too! And yes..when i do have those days..i scream loud and let it transform into something beautiful!

Pam Tucker said...

Pat: Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comments and love when you visit! ;)

Victoria: Thank you, as always, my friend! ;)