New Adventures in Image Transfers

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I’ve been experimenting recently with image transfers using stacked layers of gel medium. I spray mount an image to a glass palette, and cover it with successive layers of the medium until it’s built up a thick enough consistency to soak in water and slowly remove the paper. Thus far, the imperfections and nicks have given each result a welcome inconsistency that I’m so used to seeing eliminated with Photoshop these days. However the real exam will come either this weekend or next when I see how successful it is to incorporate such a transfer into a painting otherwise comprised exclusively of acrylics. My craftsmanship-based interests have officially leveled with scrapbooking tips and helpful hints for housewives. A customized apron for such applications is in the works.

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