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« on: June 25, 2012 12:46:46 PM »

Hello,

I would like to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and then paint on top of it. I've heard of using turpentine but I am worried about my portfolio smelling like chemicals.

I've heard of using acetone as well but only on black and white images.

Does anybody have a link or some advice on transferring color images to watercolor paper while preserving workability?
Any and all help is appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012 03:01:14 AM »

This is late, so you may have found it yourself, but you are talking about toner transfers and I like to use them for a variety of things, including transfering onto wood, paper, fabric, rubber.  It works well for transfering onto porous surfaces, but you do have to practice to get the effect if are looking for.  You have to print your image with a device that uses toner, not ink.  So use a laser printer, or have a photocopy made.  When transfering, your image will be reversed, so you may want to reverse your image before printing, if you want it to come out a certain orientation -especially important if there are letters/numbers/signs in the image.  Also, after applying the medium to transfer, BURNISH well, to make sure the image transfers fully, and you may want to clamp at the edges to make sure there is not shifting.  Apparently you can do this with magazine images too, but I have not tried this myself yet.  Yes, it is odourous, so you want to work in a well ventilated space, but it dries quickly and the end product, for me, has not really kept the smell after drying and airing.  I think wood retained the odour a bit longer, but does not hold the scent in the long run.

I often have small images, so I use a blender pen to have a bit more control and pressure as I am transfering, but here are some links:

http://tagartcreations.tripod.com/toner_transfer_method.htm

http://www.ebsqart.com/Education/Articles/Mixed-Media-and-Collage/9/Live-Studio-Image-Transfer/37/

http://whollykao.com/2011/12/30/the-photo-to-wood-transfer/

http://onyxnox.blogspot.ca/2010/05/getting-high-on-solvents.html


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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012 08:45:34 AM »

Thanks for the reply! I am actually working on the project as we speak. I actually ended up borrowing a friend's Wacom tablet and manipulating the images digitally before printing them out; but I do enough weird techniques in my renderings that I am sure I will need to do image transfer in the future. The links are very helpful, thanks.
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