I’ve been wanting to try this for ages, so when the topic came up for an article on eHow.com, I had to give it a try. Please ignore the pictures I used in the article. They don’t allow you to supply your own pictures–you have to choose from their stock library and the options were limited.
I printed a picture (just on my ink-jet printer) I took of my husband and daughter walking down the street in New York and rubbed the back with a pencil. Then I traced the major lines onto a canvas. I just continued the lines that were in the photo through the rest of the canvas using a ruler.
After I painted the picture, I took my gel medium and brushed it on the face of the picture then placed, ever so carefully, face down on the canvas. It’s like an adhesive that soaks up the ink.
When the gel medium dried I took my biggest brush, saturated with water, and rubbed the paper off. It took A LOT of rubbing. I rubbed a little too vigorously in a couple of place because the canvas underneath started showing, but I think I like the look, so it’s okay.