April 26, 2010

Experiments with Image Transfer

I promised myself to dedicate a few days of studio time experimenting with image transfer techniques.  I took a great picture of a cactus while in Mexico last year.  The same image was used on all of the following examples.

Materials:  Aquarius II 80 lb cold press water color paper 
Technique:  paper coated with Ink-Aid White Matte - dried over night - inkjet print directly on the paper


Materials: DASS film, 70 lb drawing paper, Purell hand sanitizer
Technique:  thoroughly coat both sides of paper with Purell, ink jet print image on DASS film, transfer image to paper


Materials:  Apollo transparency, Purell hand sanitizer, 70 lb drawing paper
Technique:   thoroughly coat both sides of paper with Purell, ink jet print image on Apollo film, transfer image to paper.
Note:  The image is a bit grainy


Materials:  3M  transparency, Purell hand sanitizer, 70 lb drawing paper
Technique:  thoroughly coat both sides of paper with Purell, ink jet print image on 3M film, transfer image to paper
Note:  The worst image - a lot of the ink stayed on the transparency



Materials: DASS film, Purell hand sanitizer, 70 lb drawing paper
Technique: image altered to black and white, printed, distressed by smudging and scratching; thoroughly coat both sides of paper with Purell, transfer image to paper


Materials: DASS film, Purell hand sanitizer, 70 lb drawing paper
Technique: image altered to black and white, printed, smudged, drawn on with Derwent Intense water color pencils; thoroughly coat both sides of paper with Purell, transfer image to paper


Materials: DASS film, Purell hand sanitizer, hand dyed silk
Technique: image altered to black and white, printed; thoroughly coat silk with Purell, transfer image



Materials: DASS film, Purell hand sanitizer, pima cotton
Technique:  thoroughly coat both sides of pima cotton with Purell, transfer image
Note: a clear pint - you can see a small white area on the bottom right - needed more Purell there!

These prints were easy to do.  I've got quite a number other image transfer techniques to try and will post on those soon.  You, of course, may have different results with these materials and techniques. 

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