Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bernie Berlin ATC Workshop #5 Swap ... more

My very first attempt at Bernie Berlin's Transfer Technique was a bit daunting initially because I just couldn't get the image to "transfer". Let me tell you that Epson gloss photo paper allows the ink to "stick" too well and the image just won't come off, no matter how hard you burnish it, whether with gel medium or onto watercolour paper with water. I dug around my office and managed to find a cheap no-name brand of photo paper and when I stuck it onto the wet watercolour paper, the ink just just came right off and transferred the image. Of course, I couldn't get the amount of water on the watercolour paper quite right so the images either ran too much or were too light ... either way, I'm pretty happy with the fact that my transfers kind of look like the image I started with.

Here's a couple of the ATCs that I'll be sending to Tammy in the US tomorrow as part of the ATC_World swap - the first one you can see the image has bled a bit and the second one you can see is fairly light and then I've added the original picture...

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
~Charles Horton Cooley, 1864-1929, American Sociologist~


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the compliment re my work. Looks like you have the transfers down. You work is great.
Take care and happy New Year.

crafty capers said...

These are cool. Well done for mastering the transfer technique! Thanks for the tip re: cheap photo paper :-) I'll try it. Kate

Lady Di said...

I have to admit I can't take credit for the cheap photo paper tip ... it was one I got off Sheree Rose, but it definitely works. Thanks for your lovely comments.