Mixed Media / Gel Transfer


This is the final product of my Mixed Media / Gel transfer assignment.

I made this with lots of layering of printed paper, wall paper, pen, and paint.

The first thing I did was make a collage of sheet music from three songs by the Korean Pop group BTS (First Love, Spring Day, and House of Cards). I choose these songs because they had free sheet music for them that had dynamic and wasn’t the same notes over and over again, and they some have piano in them, which is what the sheet music is for.


After collaging the sheet music I cut out strips of wallpaper and excerpts from the short story The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin. I choose this short story because you can see the word “Omelas” on a motel in the music video for BTS’s Spring Day. I used black pen to make a small border.

I then did my gel transfers, printing free-use/copyright-free images of butterfly’s and a tree and used the gel to transfer the ink onto the piece. Lastly I used a stencil to add the pink flower in the bottom right corner.

If I could do this again I’d give myself more time, cut out the sheets of paper and wallpaper neatly, and make a better border, maybe with lace-tape or ribbon instead of pen. I also wouldn’t made the stencil cleaner and gotten more of the paper pulp off of the transfers.


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