Antiqued Pears - Omni Gel Transfer

© Tara L. Gullett

Antiqued Pears - Omni Gel Transfer

Brinn MacDougall 1/24/2005 10:50:39 AM

This is fabulous, Tara! Can you only do this with film? I would love to learn how to do this!! #208472

Tara L. Gullett 1/24/2005 12:43:44 PM

Hi Brinn and Thank you! Actually it is a treatment you can apply to any photograph you already have printed. I used it on a polaroid but have done this with prints. If you have the type of peel-apart polaroid film to do this with great .. if not grab any print made from 35mm film, or 120 film, etc. It is a medium I discovered while watching a program on altered books. Anyway, The Omni Gel is by Mona Lisa and if you goto Mister Art or they have it for the best price I have found. It is similar to decoupage medium but there is something different about it. I use their suggested process of applying it vertical, let dry, horizontal, let dry then diagonal (either direction doesn't matter). Then I let the print dry for about 1/2 hour. Then you peel off the paper in the back, may need a little elbow grease.. I sometimes use a scrubber sponge gently. Try not to get the front wet as the Omni gel weakens and starts to come off your photo. Then I apply it to 140lb watercolor paper with the Omni gel. Then I apply whatever coloring I want on top. I used an old jar of antiqueing paint that I had from when I used to do some gold leafing but I found a wonderful website with stamp pads that are made for photo tinting and I'm going to try that next. They also have wonderful foam for application of the dye and they are called: and the ink pad is Distress Ink, Vintage Photo color. Also recommend the Cut n' dry foam. (ps.if you do manipulations they have a wonderful bone tool as well called the Funny bones creaser). Back on the subject: apply the vintage tint or antique paint and wipe to make the grain of the gel and paper backing come through. That's it I think. Any more questions please email me: But I live on an Island with out any shopping choices so if you have an art store near you they might have the same items. : ) Have Fun! Tara Attached are two 35mm prints that I have done. #1060562

Brinn MacDougall 1/25/2005 9:33:20 AM

Oh WOW, Tara..that's alot of steps you do. Thank you so much for the info. I wish more people would take a look at all your hard work!! #1062474

Jill Battaglia 2/18/2005 5:55:37 PM

Love it! Thanks for the info....this is really cool! Oh, and congrats on the excellent finalist! #1112827

Julie Abston 2/18/2005 6:20:00 PM

Congratulations on this awesome image, Tara! And I agree with Brinn...your work is really amazing and I notice it quite often!! #1113107

Tara L. Gullett 2/18/2005 6:34:26 PM

Thank you Julie. Tara #1113247

Tara L. Gullett 2/18/2005 6:35:24 PM

Thank you Jill. Tara #1113257

Brinn MacDougall 2/19/2005 12:35:21 PM

All right Tara!! Good luck in the next round..yipee #1117583

Brinn MacDougall 2/22/2005 11:49:00 AM

Congradulations, Tara!! #1126155

Tara L. Gullett 2/22/2005 11:53:20 AM

Thank you Brinn! I just found out. : ) Tara #1126172

Kristi A. Howson 2/26/2005 11:53:50 PM

Such a beautiful image with this amazing application and effect Tara. Congratulations on this winner!!!!! #1136030

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Another with the pear series. Taken in my kitchen w/ my Canon, transfered via Vivitar slider printer. Omni Gel transfer w/ medium, placed on watercolor paper and antiqued. Tara

Uploaded on 1/22/2005 5:57:58 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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