John Blalock

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Making digital water color transfers

I was at PCNW yesterday and Juan recommended that I sit in on his alternative digital printing class–and wow. wow.

We we printed onto a transfer material, which is like a temporary tattoo. You pull a print onto this material using the enhanced matte profile on a matte ink printer (as this lays down the stickiest blacks)–then you cover the water color paper in the transfer liquid. Which is?! You will never guess–Purell…
Yea, no kidding
Making a digital transfer to water color paper
Lay the transfer media on the paper, cover with some plastic, and apply pressure with a brayer
rolling the digital transfer on
peal it back gently to see if it takes:
removing the digital transfer media from the paper
and you are done. Look at those blacks–you can’t get that from printing directly onto water color paper.
a final digital transfer to water color paper

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