New canvas. New Recipe.
ink jet images printed onto
Apollo transparency film,
acid free tissue paper,
A bottle that sprays a fine mist
filled with 70% isopropyl alcohol,
acrylic paint, canvas,
Thoroughly spray the ink side of the image on the transparency sheet with the alcohol spray. Not dripping wet, just covered. Lay the image sprayed side down on the tissue. Lightly press image with a bone folder just to make sure image is in full contact with tissue. This step isn't even necessary every time, most of the time the tissue just sucks the ink right into it. Wait like 3 minutes, and pull up a corner to see if ink has transferred. If it has, pull off the transparency sheet. It should be clear. Below you can see how clear the sheet is when the transfer works perfectly.
Below is the 8x10 canvas collaged with images from my stash and painted with Golden's heavy body paint. I thought it was too shiny, so I covered it with matt gel medium. Big mistake. Along the way I added glossy Soft gel medium and I liked it again!
Fooling around here with possible compositions.
And here is the finished collage:
Prints available on my etsy site.
Thanks for looking!