Here’s what I know for sure: my wax transfers are looking better and better.
if you want a furry acrylic transfer, I’m your girl.
Or, if you want a solvent transfer that requires Photoshop for life support, get in touch.
The solvent transfers were both weak on textured Rives BFK paper. Maybe that blender pen is best for black and white or my paper was too textured or my method was messed up but the Citra Solv of the tree on Mulberry paper was better but still not great. I may try canvas with Citra Solv in the future. I’ll have to experiment with the blender pen as well. Word to the Wise: do not use cardboard as your flat transfer surface with solvent as its textures are clearly visible in the transfer. e.g. Citra-Solv tree.
I cannot seem to get the paper off acrylic based transfers. If I transfer it on to a light paper, like mulberry, I can tear that paper in a blink of an eye and when it totally dries, it fades 70%.
When I use three layers of matte acrylic medium on photocopy as well as transfer surface and let it dry for hours before wetting it, that works the best, but still is fuzzy cuz honest to god I can’t get the pulp off. It seems to grow replacements as soon as I whisk off the individual paper pieces.
I’m beginning to like the furry look but know for sure I’ll photograph them and then work on them within Photoshop. Add textures. They shall be “pulp” for my creative mill.
Dear Photoshop & Plug-Ins, It seems, I just can’t quit ya’ no matter what alternative method I use. My next post shall be how these transfers navigated through digital manipulation.