Saturday, 24 July 2010

Image transfers and Lutradur

Yesterday, I spent the day crafting with a friend. We played around with transferring images onto various substrates. I had another play in the evening as well! Here are some of the images transferred from acetate to paper.

To do this, apply matte medium to your paper - it needs to be a thin layer but thick enough for your finger to glide over it. Gently but firmly apply the acetate with the image you wish to transfer onto the matte medium. The image must be printed on an inkjet printer. Burnish it with your nail making sure the image doesn't slip. Gently peel back the acetate - your image should be transferred. Don't expect a perfect image, most will appear  distressed to some degree.

It is possible to use the same piece of acetate several times - see the Marlene Dietrich transfer in the picture. You will notice these are different colours - I did this by adding a tiny amount of acrylic paint to the matte medium.

At the moment I am experimenting with leaving the acetate on for different amounts of time to see if that changes the depth of the transfer.

My friend introduced me to this fantastic man-made material called Lutradur. After colouring it with fabric dye we transferred onto it and, this is the exciting bit, melted it with a heat gun to produce a lacy effect. I am going to have to get some of this stuff!

1 comment:

Nettie said...

lovely works Jackie, we use Lutrador or similar in fabric art, it IS a fabulous technique! pleased to see you're still creating!

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