First we used plain old nail polish remover.
Place a photocopied image face down on the receiving paper (ie where you want your transfer to end up). Dampen the back with the nail polish remover (it's the acetone that's the important ingredient) then burnish.
I just use an old jam jar lid - rub firmly. When you think it's done, lift the original image off
|Photocopy at top, transferred image at bottom|
A good method that doesn't require you to reverse your image is packing tape or contact paper transfers. Again, a photocopy - press the tape over the top. Burnish to make sure there is a good seal. Then soak it in water for a bit. Rub off the paper with your fingertips and the image will remain.
In the above picture you can see our original acetone transfer at the bottom, and our contact paper transfer at the top - see through and not reversed. Lots of uses. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has a quick YouTube video on this method but she uses packing tape and a magazine image.
Our 3rd method was heat transfer with my fabulous new versatool. It has a special transfer point and works with photocopies.
Again, place the photocopy face down on the receiving paper or fabric. You just move the heat tool back and forwards over the image. Very good on both calico and paper as you can see below.
The last thing we had fun with was printing images onto sheet music fed through the printer. Very simple, but very effective with colour
and with black and white (do you remember this from the Paris Book?)
And have you ever tried printing on tissue through the printer? Simply glue stick around the edge of your tissue to the carrier page, and print.
Result - a lovely transparent image for your art work.
Will be back with some workshop play of my own soon
|First roses of the season : Compassion in the front and Hot Chocolate back right.|