Friday, January 23, 2009

The Saga of the sanitizer part 3

I am going to send a friend of mine Jean Levert Hood (find her link at the left hand side of my blog), who is a wonderful painter in the Hill country here in Texas, some samples of how the sanitizer works or doesn't quite. Thought I would show it here also.

First of all, I did use a dye ink printer because I think that is what she has. Second, I used Reeves printmaking paper as the substrate (substrate is NOT what you print on, it is what you transfer ONTO) because it is thick and I figured it would give the examples a good workout.

You can see that in the first one, I did not use enough sanitizer and the transfer did not come out. I could have just lifted up an edge, dabbed on some more sanitizer with a foam brush, waited a few seconds and burnished again, even if need be with the back of a wooden spoon. But I didn't because I wanted to show that not enough of the liquid wouldn't make a good transfer.

On the second one, I used too much sanitizer the first go round and it oozes out the sides. If I were going to cut her out, it would be fine anyway. But, if I was going to stamp on top of it for a collage piece or whatever, it looks bad. I guess I could always dab some acrylic paint around it and it would be usable. It would have been better to use less and have to add some, burnish, maybe add some more in places and look clean around the edges.

I just had no idea there would be so much interest and so many questions, so I am trying to cover them. Go ahead if you have any more questions though and send them to and I will answer as soon as I can.


Jean Levert Hood said...

Thank you sooo much, Glenda!! You're just great! I so appreciate you sharing all of this, blogging takes a lot of time and you've given us so much.

ArtSnark said...

Great posts, Glenda. Thanks for sharing. I actually like the too much look as it reminds me of polaroid transfers

Elizabeth Golden said...

Glenda thanks for sharing this technique with all of us. I am always searching for that perfect transfer. This looks very easy and hey I can sanitize when I am finished. It's late and my humor might not be humor....Thanks again!

Corinne Vivian said...

Thanks Glenda. I do a lot of transfers of all kinds. I needed to open some windows yesterday while I was experimenting.I was on a roll and its cold here in Michigan. It worked great for the most part. I will post soon to my blog and at the yahoo art techniques group. Again thanks
Corinne Vivian

Kathy said...

Hiya G~
I left a little award for you on my blog~
Play if you have some time...

nancy said...

this whole technique sounds easy -- and pretty amazing results! I'm going to try it next chance I get. Thank you so much for sharing it.

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Greetings from Houston!

I am not sure how I stumbled onto your blog...but, glad I did! Love the work and thanks for the tip on transfers...they help make beautiful art but can be a real pain sometimes. I'll have to try this method!

xo...deb (the junkin' yaya)

Ed said...

Hi, It's Ed - thanks for taking the time to email me - and for all your advice. Since I love the sound of your technique I will persevere and try to find the right stuff to use ....I will put a link to your blog from mine cuz I love your stuff !! Hope thats ok, and thanks again xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I knew I should have bought stock in Purell hand sanitizer :)
You certainly get lovely results Glenda! Thank you very much for sharing such a great technique!