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Re: [teacherartexchange] Ink jet transfer


From: Jeanne Bass (jbaas1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Sep 26 2005 - 17:10:54 PDT

on 9/26/05 3:56 PM, at wrote:

> Some people have emailed me off list about Ink Jet transfers. I give this as
> a journal assignment. It can be hit or miss and my students usually are better
> at it than I am.
> It also works better with some printers than others and a fresh print is
> always preferred. Any questions, just ask away. Here's my handout:
> 1) Paper (a page in your journal although you might want to experiment on
> scrap paper first)
> 2) A fresh inkjet print (photos or artwork should be simple & have good
> contrast and bold colors)
> 3) Can or cup of water
> 4) Paper towels
> 5) Burnishing tool (smooth rounded objects such as wooden spoon, ice cream
> stick, rounded end of scissors, etc.)
> An inkjet water transfer is fairly easy to make but there are many variables
> that affect how the end result will look. You have to experiment a bit and see
> what works best for you.
> Using a large brush or sponge dampen the paper with clear water. The surface
> should be fairly wet, but water should not stand in puddles. Remove any excess
> water with the sponge or paper towel, and then lay the paper flat.
> Carefully lay your inkjet face down on you wet paper without shifting its
> position. Next, using your burnishing tool carefully burnish the backside of
> the
> inkjet print. Be careful not to rip the paper by burnishing too hard. When
> you've burnished the entire image carefully remove the print.
> You should have a light or ghosted image on your journal page. How wet you
> make your receiving paper, and how hard or softly you burnish can make a big
> difference.
> These transfers have a soft pastel look and you can add handwriting to the
> page or work with soft values using color pencils. You can also make multiple
> transfers with a new print or the same one.
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Woah, This sounds very technical,
What is your success rate?

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