Thursday, October 23, 2008

Success/Failure

I've been working with transparency transfers. There is one success
on the bottom left of this page and one failure on the top right
I seem to have no problem transfering in this manner
with black and white but when it comes
to color, no luck. I'm using Golden soft gel matte
on both the image and the substrate
I tried several color transfers on scratch paper
and the same problem. I also tried spitzing with alcohol - no luck
with that either.
I'm going to try some other transfers with Great White paper.
Those work well for me. I just like the
instant gratification I get
with the transparency transfer.
I don't have to wait for it to dry completely.
It's been a frustrating morning, but this is how I learn.Someone said "If at first you don't succeed, try try again!" It's not
very deep thinking but it's so true!

6 comments:

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

I'm loving your new banner . . . doors are such a good subject matter and yours are really attractive!!!!!

mk said...

i think they both look good. for me, the gel & alcohol methods never result in a totally clean transfer like a caulk (presumably great white) transfer does. think maybe different methods for different end results, and lots of practice & going with the flow....you know- it's an opporunity! lol :)

Glo said...

First off, I LOVE the banner. I also have had lots of banner struggles trying to stumble my way through photoshop! Regarding the transfers, did you use colored xerox copies as opposed to inkjet? I'm not sure I'd say what you did was a failure at all. I like how you integrated this whole piece with a nice balance of green. MK is right, you just have to play till you find what you like.
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TonyaA said...

This is a gorgeous work. Love the use of green.
Love Always!
Tonya

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