i think i created a piece of art work in record time this week. eve
n after going to the gym 3 times this week, i was still able to accomplish this. usually, i get so stuck and hum and ha back and forth that it takes me close to 10 hours when it’s all said and done just to complete a 4×5 piece of artwork. i think my success came from using a different subject matter, and a cool new technique.
this is the coolest-best-new technique for making photo transfers. courtesy of the book The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery, i learned how to make simple transfers with a laser copy, clear contact paper and water.
1. make a copy of any image with a laser copier2. place the clear contact paper on top of your image and burnish it down real good3. cut away the excess paper4. soak the sheet in water and gently rub away the paper5. presto! you have a clear transparency of your image, glue down with gel medium
this is the technique that i used for the cowboy and indian in the center, as well as the wagon wheel and arrows at the top.