I love the look of transfers. But I hate, hate, hate rubbing the background paper off the image. So I was very excited to hear about transfers using transparencies and 70 % rubbing alcohol. I have heard of using the Chartpak pens for transfers (link here is a how-to from art-e-zine) but am not keen on smelling the fumes the pen emits. I learned of alc/transp. technique from Kelsey's blog. She is also a member of my inkjet transfers yahoo group. She is an extremely talented artist, and her blog is one of my fav's. Unfortunately, I did not pay proper attention to the directions! After printing images on a transparency that is NOT quick dry, spritz with alcohol, place on receiving paper and burnish. Here is my first go at it. My transparency was quick dry and it was a frustrating experience. I ordered some online today that are NOT quick dry.
This one started out as a gamepiece backboard, gesso swirls and doodles, painted with acrylics.
This one was a glossy ATC, transfer, alcohol ink on top, added gold rub-ons. I like this one a lot. It looks kind of spooky. Misguided Angel is one of my favorite songs by the Cowboy Junkies.