Wednesday, April 3, 2013

More printing projects

Recently, I tried out a few more methods for transferring my photography onto new ways of displaying it. Here's what's new.

These two I hand-transferred onto canvas using the same process I described before for transferring onto wood -- gel medium and a laser-printed photo (reverse printed), then the removal of the paper (but not the image) by wetting the paper and working/peeling it off.

For this transfer, I sepia-toned and reverse printed onto t-shirt transfer paper, then ironed it onto wood. After the transfer was complete but before sealing it, I stained the image and wood itself, and also highlighted a few of the lines/shadows with an extra-fine point Sharpie. It wasn't my best work.

This set of photos are all printed on 5x7" pieces of aluminum flashing, of which I obtained 10 for $2.77 at Home Depot. Again, I used the same acrylic gel medium as I did for wood and canvas, but on the fireworks (printed with colors inverted), I cleaned off the blank areas with steel wool to create a distressed look in the original metal, rather than depending on the transferred ink/image to fill in the area.

This whole process is enjoyable, and I'm getting to the point where I think I can print on just about anything solid. Oh, the possibilities.


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