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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Say Yes to Life

The writing in the background says "say yes to life." I wrote it with an eyedropper full of white permanent ink. The soft gel transfer is a laser print of an old photo. The last time I transferred a photo, I didn't like the way the type was very bold across the woman's forehead, to the point where I thought it was distracting. To prevent that from happening on this transfer, I painted a thin coat of white acrylic over the girl's face before the transfer. Then, when I applied the transfer facedown, the white paint was underneath the toner. I hope that makes sense! Let me know if it doesn't--I'll take some photos to illustrate it better.

I think it worked really well. The only thing I will do differently next time is maybe mix a little titan buff with my white paint. She looks rather ghostly like this, I think...


Lynn said...

Very attractive outcome....lovely piece!!!

Rita said...

I like that! Words across a face is distracting, yes. Good solution. With the colors here the face being white seems to fit. :)