Hi! I just came across your tumblr and I really love what you do! I do collages too, mostly with old papers, vintage books pieces, old pics, etc... I was wondering if you could give me some tips on your "décollage" and "packing tape transfer" techniques? Maybe you know of some helpful links or tutorials? Thanks and again, great job! A fellow collager
Lovely to hear from you…thanks for liking my work. I wrote a blog entry on gel transfers…here… http://lauratringaliholmes.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-make-gel-transfer.html, which I hope you find useful. Packing tape transfers are much the same process…one takes a really inky photocopy of the image to be transferred, covers it with packing tape, burnishes the tape down HARD to get out the air bubbles, then does the water soak and rub-off just as in the gel transfer tutorial. I hope to blog about decollage in the near future. What I’ve been doing lately in decollage is working on a method of coaxing the ink from old papers onto new papers using a gel transfer process, but I’m still working out the bugs. Thanks for getting in touch!