Sunday, 11 August 2019

Image Transfer

We had a fun time at our August meeting playing with image transfer, finding out what works and what doesn’t, and what might suit our own style.

We were also able to look at and try out some new papers, notably Kraft-Tex and Stone Paper.   Stone paper (literally made with crushed stone and a binder) can be used in much the same way as Yupo paper but us at present only available form a few suppliers. The best we can find so far is A Good Company, based in Sweden.
If you use this link,, and maybe mention Marilyn’s name, you will get a 15% discount.

This paper will work with alcohol inks and has a lively feel, very smooth. It’s also foldable and washable as is the Kraft-Tex paper, and cuts very well with no furry edges.

In terms of image transfer, we all agreed that using gel medium or white acrylic paint is the most straightforward process, alongside heavy duty sellotape transfer. More details are available on the blog.

Cath brought some work from a workshop given by Elizabeth Willow making books from screenprints at Hot Bed Press.

Marilyn reminded us it is time to think about 'summer' in our longterm woodland themed  series with a Flag Book using cyan printed images.

It was suggested that everyone over  the next few weeks try and produce several a5 eco rust prints  with a view to creating a  joint hanging installation. Do not panic instructions to follow.

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