May 10, 2010

More Transfers!

There seems to be no end to ways one can transfer an image to paper, fabric, wood, etc.

Laser Print/Citra-Solv/Rusted Fabric

Laser Print/Citra-Solv/Water Color Paper

 Citra-Solv cleaner is meant for cleaning wood, linoleum, tile - hah!  This stuff is also great for image transfer.  I thought only toner-based photocopies could be transferred with this method but found that prints from my laser printer worked.

Method: Place laser print face down onto substrate, using a foam brush, apply a light layer of Citra-Solv, burnish with spoon, brayer or bone folder.

Apollo Film/Golden Soft Gel Matte Medium/ Water Color Paper

Method: Spread a smooth layer of gel medium on substrate the size of the image to be transferred.  Place transfer film face down on medium, burnish with bone folder.

Apollo Film/Golden Liquid Matte Medium/Pima Cotton

Method:  Brush on smooth layer of liquid matte medium the size of the image to be transferred.  Place transfer film face down on medium, burnish with bone folder.

Matte Photo Paper/Golden Gel Matte Medium/Pima Cotton

Method: Print on photo paper, spread matte medium directly on image.  Place image side down on cotton; burnish well and let dry over night.  Once dry,  dampen paper with water and rub gently until all paper residue peels off.  Allow to dry.

Matte Photo Paper/Golden Gel Matte Medium

Method: Print on photo paper, spread thin layer matte medium directly on image.  Let dry.  Repeat twice more let dry between coats.  Once dry, soak paper in water and rub gently until all paper residue peels off.  Allow to dry.  This transfer can be adhered to another surface using matte medium.  (See below)

Matte Photo Paper Transfer/Brown Paper/Acrylic Paint

DASS Film/DASS SuperSauce/Brown Paper/Acrylic Paint

Pro Chemical Disperse Dye/Cotton-Poly

Method:  Transfer dyes are used by first applying color to non-absorbent paper, allowing the paper to dry and then transferring the color to a synthetic fabric by pressing with an iron.  The pink background shape  was transferred in this way.  (Black and green elements were machine appliqued over top.)

Sheer Heaven/Acrylic Paint/Water Color Paper

Method: Sheer Heaven coated with acrylic paint - let dry, spritz Sheer Heaven with 70% isopropyl alcohol, transfer to water color paper 

3 comments:

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suesueb said...

Great results. I was wondering if the image smudges when you apply the matte medium to it directly? Are you letting the image on the photo paper dry completely? thanks

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Pat,

Thanks for these tuts on transferring images..I've read about the Citra-solv..I've got to look for that.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥