I was just doing some due diligence trying to figure out the nature of an email invitation I received re my artwork (not legit, as I figured) when I came upon this web page which although a bit…Continue
"Yes, I think that's it. Seems like a round-about way to achieve the transfer, but apparently it's what he wants to do. Goodness knows b and w laser printers are dead cheap, so I'm sure he could afford one if he wanted to. "
"I work much the way Josephus describes with the pigment. I use only small amounts intermittently, and have a decent respirator although I don't always use it. I have only tried using oil paint once and absolutely hated the consistency of the…"
"He says he doesn't use toner based prints which he would need to have in order to do a "real" photo transfer, so the issue isn't the darkness of the printed image. Using the charcoal is his work-around method for doing a…"
"I'm using mine on paper now for mixed media works. It's evolved to a nice pale warm brown, but as Michael says, it really smells quite bad. I did paint some onto an encaustic base, let it dry, and fused it with the propane torch for a…"
"Mo, I wasn't aware that matte spray paint was an option. Good suggestion. I have photographed it as is so at the least can use it in my photomontage work, but will try to use the canvas version as well. I'll attach a shot of it. I did…"
"I kind of went the way Michael has. I don't have time right now to try to figure this out. Everything I got on wood was either too light or more dull, dark and uniform than I wanted. The one canvas I did has some beautiful colours and textures…"
"More info from the lab/studio. I painted some of my mixture onto a stretched canvas. When I put it on, there seemed to be almost no colour at all. It must oxidize and react with the air, as it gets darker as it dries. Mine is a lovely grey-green at…"
""It takes a village...." to brainstorm encaustic, or so it would seem. I have some steel wool marinating in a combination of apple cider and white wine vinegar at the moment. Will see how it works out. I've been making rusty papers…"
No worries Judy know it can be so confusing when you first start messing with these websites. So many things to click on. I only just realised that on facebook people were sending me private messages and I hadn't seen any of them.
Let me know if you need any help.
Yeah it just came through as an email. If you go to the group you can add random comments on the front page or start a discussion or add your work to the add work here section. And I can't send you a private email as i m not your friend yet, i sent a request earlier.
saw your note about the image transfer.. that is so cool that you have got it to work for you. It would be great if you could post some pics in the encaustic group of your successes. i would be really interested to see how it looks.
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).