Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Little Bit Mo.....

When I wrote the tutorial, I was really thinking about those of you who had struggled with other methods.

But I am realizing that a lot of newbies might want to try it. Gee, you guys can miss all fun of trying to get all that paper off of the transfers that are done with gel medium with the dry and rub off the excess method. (big grin)

Okay, very simple. Please read the entire tutorial on my previous blog post that I did before you start so that you will use the right products. Do not substitute if you want to be absolutely sure that it will turn out for you. If you choose to use a transparency, it will be a little more messy and a little less perfect.

For the paper method. --------

Print your image that you would like to transfer onto Printworks Satin Photo Paper. Don't use another type of paper unless you want me to send Uncle Vito to visit your home. Okay, I am Scottish and Indian, I don't have an Uncle Vito. Printers that use pigment ink rather than dye inks definitely work better. Remember that the type of paper that you use as your receiver (substrate) will determine how much you have to burnish or lift up the image and add more sanitizer. If you are using a coated paper, it takes longer to let the paper "sit" before you start your burnishing.

Cut it out or tear around the edges. Lay this aside for a second while you get your substrate ready.

Using a foam brush or credit card (DO not use your fingers to spread the sanitizer) apply the hand sanitizer to the substrate that you want to add your printed image to. Don't use a ton, it will just ooze everywhere. If you don't use enough, it won't transfer. However, you can add more sanitzer (gently with a foam brush, dabbing action please) if you lift up your image and you see that it is not transferring properly. Generally, because this is such a good method, you won't have much ink left on the paper that you printed at all.

Lay your printed image that you laid aside face down right on the spot where you have put the sanitizer. Let it sit there for a few seconds so it can "settle" or "sit" down and then it won't want to move around and slip.

Burnish a little. I just burnish with my fingers a little. Doesn't need hardly any. Lift it up (like above) and see how the transfer is coming. When you like it, it's done. Pull off what's left of the print.

The excess sanitizer will just absorb into the substrate or dry off. Just give it a few seconds.

Sometimes I do have to press the finished work with an iron if it is thin paper that you used for your substrate.

Using an inkjet transparency----------

Same as above. Just not crucial what brand of inkjet transparency that you use. Only warning is that if you are using an Epson dye ink printer, transparencies don't do well. I have one and I never use it to print transparencies. The ink doesn't lie down in the correct way and your images come out green. So, if I do a transparency, I always use my Epson pigment ink printer. I have never heard anybody say that any other brand of printer does that. So, you should be safe using a transparency if you don't have an Epson dye ink printer.


Jean Levert Hood said...

I bought the hand sanitizer today!! Can't wait to play with this!

Gail P said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing way to do transfers! I just ordered some of the photo paper from - I think that's the URL. I always have bottles and bottles of that sanitizer.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!!!