View Full Version : Bleeding Images through paper
03-06-2004, 09:33 AM
Hello...I'm looking for a way to transfer images through paper (photocopy paper, rice paper, etc). I have heard there is a way to do this, possibly through the use of some oil. The image (from a magazine ad, or a photo) is covered with oil and placed beneath the paper it is to bleed into. Then...after some time passes, the image is visible on the paper. Has anyone heard of this technique and could you suggest how to do this? Thanks.
03-06-2004, 12:10 PM
Welcome to WetCanvas! Icrown. I can't answer your question but I hope someone can .... I'm quite interested to get an answer on this one myself. :D
03-06-2004, 04:03 PM
Welcome to Wetcanvas Icrown !
Afraid I have not heard of that method either but Mary Riggs gave us a thread to another method of transfers you may be interested in.
Hope to see some of your work in the near future.
03-06-2004, 05:48 PM
I do recall using this technique many years ago - but it was awfully messy and unpredictable.
A light coat of white spirit or turps is quickly brushed over colour prints from newpapers or magazines [works best with more porous papers]. A clean sheet is placed on top and brushed with white spirit. Effectively the colour print bleeds through onto the top paper. It's been so long ago that I can't remember if you have to let the papers dry first before separation.
I had intended my first post to be in the New Members section...... to say hello and congratulate everyone on this wonderful site..... but its been taking me time to summon the courage. But what better way than to dive straight in?
03-07-2004, 08:11 AM
Absolutely .... jump in with both feet Eve :D A big welcome to the Mixed Forum and thanks so much for the info :clap: :clap:
Hope to see some of your work soon.
03-11-2004, 01:27 AM
There is a product called Picture This that I have used before with good results. One thing that I need to caution you about is using copyrighted images in your work. This can lead to law suits if you are caught selling your work with images like that on it.
03-11-2004, 09:41 AM
Thank you so much for the suggestion. I am actually looking to bleed/transfer images that I take of our house and garden with a camera through into a copy of the blueprint of the home. Do you have any suggestions of where to buy Picture This? I did a cursory search on Yahoo stores but didn't find such a product. Thanks again. What a great online community this is.
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