Further investigation of image transfer

Good afternoon, I though it was time for another update. I have been carrying on with my experiments in image transfer and getting some interesting results. I have mede some discoveries along the way and though i would share them here (and record them lest i forget)

The first thing i have learned is that hessian is not an easy surface to transfer images to…it is quite bumpy and has holes in it…

However…if you do want to transfer to hessian it is possible but it works better if you but at least 3 layers of acrylic medium, probably more so that it wont all rub off when you try to get the backing off…

Closer weaved fabrics work a lot better, calico is relatively sucessful. Hard surfaces such as wood (the only hard surface i have tried so far, work much better too.

I have also discovered that the type of medium also makes a difference, I have tried the Windsor and Newton Matt and Gloss Mediums and the Liquitex gloss medium, the Liquitex version seems to work much better for this application, I might have to do a direct comparison of all three on the same photo and the same surface at some point.

So that is what i have learnt…here are some photos of what i have done with some of the previous image transfers and some new projects.
IMG_1966

IMG_1962

wood 1

wood 2

wood 3

The wood transfers are in the middle of drying after i took the backing paper off with water, which is why their colour looks a little odd. They need a little bit more attention in places.

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2 responses to “Further investigation of image transfer

  • artisticsideoflife

    I have been experimenting with transfers as well and I actually found out that you can use acrylic paints also to transfer images onto canvas/paper. I tried it myself and they look great. Especially with white acrylic paint!

  • Ice_Badger

    ooh, that is interesting, I had read that acrylic paints worked but haven’t tried it yet. It is good to know that it actually does work.

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