Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Transfer Experiement

Hello all! So this week I have learned a new way to transfer and image on to illustration board. My husband, Trevor taught me it and I have to say I am glad he is going into Art Ed.
So here is the process: you print out your image reversed onto regular printer paper. Then you cake on the gesso on to the ink side of the image (no ink is showing through the gesso). Then you put the paper on to the board or canvas (make sure there is no gesso on the other side or it won't work). Then you take a bone folder or any thing that can smooth out the image on to the board. Once again, try not to get gesso on the back of the paper. Then you let it sit for at least 24 hours. When time comes, you fill a cup with water and you out your fingers in it. Then gently rub the paper away with out removing the ink. If it starts turning white you rubbed too much. When the paper is gone you have finished the transfer!
Now, I rubbed too much so you can learn from my example, but it was a lot of fun to do!