“They see poetry in what I have done. No. I apply my methods, and that is all there is to it.”
So, I made time today to try the latest technique over at Try It Tuesdays… Week 2 is An Easy Transparency Alternative, and it only took me 20 minutes to do a bunch. I had done variations of this transfer previously with packing tape, but it’s seldom I am pleased with the result.. I really don’t care much for the shine on packing tape, or the limitations in it’s width.
“I don’t study; I create.”
On this batch, I used Clear Contact Paper.. and I LOVE the results.. once it’s adhered to the surface it’s nearly impossible to detect. A quality I seek in transfers as I want to look as if it’s a part of the artwork.. not just an element that was added. Besides, it allows me the freedom to create transfers of almost any size. I found that the better I burnished each image, the better the clarity of the transfer.
Laser printed images were used for almost all the transfers on the pieces you see below. Keep in mind, these are all works of mine in progress, notta one is completed. Further details are provided beneath each photo. I also did a few additional transfers with other image sources — something I’ll share with y’all later in the week. Matte Gel Medium was used to adhere all of these, burnishing the transfer well to the piece so it’s virtually seamless. Clicking on the image, will open a larger one in a new window.
|B & W Laser Printed Vintage Girl, Dog, House ImageContact Paper TransferAdhered to a hand painted ATC/ACEO background on cardstockTransfer covers the entire Artist Trading Card|
|B & W Laser Printed Door ImageContact Paper TransferAdhered to this canvas background from Try it Tuesdays Week 1|
|Sepia & Black Vintage Receipt Laser ImageContact Paper TransferAdhered to a 4″ x 4″ Art Squared Collage background on board.Transfer is applied over the girl on the left.|
|B & W Laser Printed Vintage LetterContact Paper TransferAdhered to this canvas background from Try it Tuesdays Week 1Handwriting Transfer covers entire canvas.|
|Vintage Dictionary PageContact Paper TransferAdhered to this canvas background from Try it Tuesdays Week 1Transfer is the definition of Beautification on the statue.
Using the old dictionary was awesome.. paper rubbed off much faster!
|Color Laser Printed Window ImageContact Paper TransferAdhered to this canvas background from Try it Tuesdays Week 1Transfer is the window on the upper right.|
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
–Pablo Ruiz y Picasso
All in all, I think I will use this transfer method in my altered art more frequently. Heat transfers are still my favorite, but they don’t work effectively on all surfaces, and can tend to be a lil bit too unpredictable for my taste. This method has less limitations. Thanks so very much Heather for exposing me to this again — I may never have revisited this process otherwise!
That’s about all folks, if you have any questions.. just leave a comment and I’ll get back to ya ASAP!
Keep those answers comin’ in from earlier too, I am so enjoying your stories!
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