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Old 04-11-2005, 08:16 AM
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Here is Talbot's instructions for image transfer.
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:59 AM
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

Excellent and clear instructions. What I also like is step 6: Instead of using an iron take your DRY medium coated image and substrate and join both with an ADDITIONAL coat of medium... I have not tried this in the past; have only joined the two WET pieces together. Now something ELSE to try

But, what I really want to know is what paper can be used instead of the Image Transfer Paper since this would be yet another expense in my pursuit of things art-related and I'm not the only one who uses my wallet if you know what I mean!

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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

Thank you Zoe, for the instructions.

Hi Glenn, yesterday I used plain computer paper and it worked. At least the transfer, transferred ok but needed more work and the last coat of medium.
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

just FYI there is a TERRIFIC article on ink-jet transfers in the current issue of Cloth Papers Scissors. I love ink-jet transfer owing to my extreme laziness--I hate going out to the copy store when I am in the middle of a project.

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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

I love inkjet transfers because they are easier and less expensive and at hand!
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

I'm still confused, but planning to try a number of things to see what works. I'm curious about what the iron technique is - and none of the bookstores in town carry Talbot's book. Will ironing release the acrylic medium from the paper? Does this work on regular papers, or only certain kinds? Thanks.
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

Bigblackbox,

Talbot's book can be ordered from his website although I believe Amazon carries it.

I really haven't been able to explain the process in a way that members understood. It is likely we each have to experiment ourselves and see what works best. My own experience is I took a few workshops because I was fascinated by image transfers; followed the taught recipes and then experimented with different mediums, papers and surfaces.

Talbot does toner copy transfers, but he has a studio with an in house copier. As I don't and probably won't, I adapted what I learned from him (and many others) and use my inkjet to print out images on clay coated paper.

If you look around the threads you'll see each member is approaching the transfer process differently and each having their own successes.

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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

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just FYI there is a TERRIFIC article on ink-jet transfers in the current issue of Cloth Papers Scissors. I love ink-jet transfer owing to my extreme laziness--I hate going out to the copy store when I am in the middle of a project.
....And does it vary much from what has been discussed here in the forum?


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Hi Glenn, yesterday I used plain computer paper and it worked. At least the transfer, transferred ok but needed more work and the last coat of medium
I assume you mean printed out from your ink-jet printer?


I had recent success using a photo-copy, now I will have to try the same process using a printed image.

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....And does it vary much from what has been discussed here in the forum?


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Yes, Lesley gives a lot of different methods for doing color or b&w inkjet transfers, using gloss medium, water, or transparent caulk, and with transparencies, matte photo paper, glossy photo paper, and I believe plain copy paper. The article shows how the finished product looks on both paper and on cloth for each one.
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

Sounds interesting. Is 'Cloth Papers Scissors' readily available at the magazine counter in major book stores?


One other question:
I am wondering if anyone here has the little tacking iron shown in Jonathan's book and on his website. If so, I am wondering what heat setting works best for you.
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Sounds interesting. Is 'Cloth Papers Scissors' readily available at the magazine counter in major book stores?


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I don't actually know--it has only been in publication for a few months, and I subscribe, so I haven't looked for it. It is by the same people who publish Quilting Arts magazine, which is about quilting as an art form, not nice little Auntie Ethel-type quilts.
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Thanks Sarah. I will check out its availability here.

Funny thing you used the name Ethel.
That was my grandmother's name. And she actually pieced a couple of quilts which I have here still. Unfortunately, they're mostly rotted away because she used bits of old clothing from sometime likely in the 20's. But I can't bring myself to throw them out.
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

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I assume you mean printed out from your ink-jet printer?


I had recent success using a photo-copy, now I will have to try the same process using a printed image.

Glenn

Yes Glenn, I printed it out in my ink-jet printer. It is the one that is in Karen's thread but I covered it up because the composition was not what i wanted. Now I have that same canvas panel gessoed in black and I want to try a colored transfer to see if it works over gesso.
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

BTW, I ordered Jonathan Talbots book and got a personal confirmation letter today.
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Re: Talbot's Image Transfer Instructions

newbie comment...i have been using my ink jet and find it works ok....figured that was a good way to start....as long as I remember to shift the writing before I transfer it


Got this lady's face from my ink jet:




and this photo of IKE:



Am I doing ok?

what I really want to be able to do is "layers" of transfers....is that going to work?
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