A Week Ago
A week ago tonight I was hiding out in the downstairs closet of my house after getting a text message from my daughter telling me to "Get in the closet, NOW!" Whew! So, the power company has been here to lift the line so hopefully I can get the second floor gutter (which is hanging half way off) fixed soon. A break in this heat would be nice as well. It's supposed to be around 105 tomorrow with a heat index of 110. Oh, c'mon. What's a few more degrees at this point?! I had been working on transfers before the storm. I made several initial attempts. I started out with my own laser copied prints. Made quite a mess and mess of the paper. I like to make messes, remember? Everyone always swears by Golden products but I am not always able to find them when I want them so in this case I used another matte gel medium. Ok. So, I have gleaned about 3 different ways of doing this transfer and I tried two out of the three. It takes patience and work and the willingness to mess up what you think was ok to begin with and end up with a piece of torn, abused paper, but you really want to see if you can do this so you forge ahead. Actually, I did this backwards. The above photos were the second attempt. The first attempt were these which came out ok. It was the next ones that weren't that ok. And then a couple of days later I tried again. Again, I used a strip of my own work that had been laser printed and transferred it onto an index card that I had been "playing on" with sprayed inks. The result on the left side of the paper is the transferred image, or what I was left with after much gentle rubbing and spraying with water. Today's ICAD starts out like this: And ends up like this: Here's a close up. I would like to be brave and try a a transfer on canvas. Maybe it will hold up better, although I was amazed at how the larger index cards held up. Maybe I will try this weekend. I will keep you posted. I hope you are well. Thanks for stopping by.