Monday, August 31, 2009
Melange Image Transfer Challenge
The Melange team on Etsy hosted a "come and show us your favorite transfer method" challenge. My challenge piece uses Elmer's Caulk transfer and well as Lazertran transfer combined with oil painting. This is a 11"x14" hand stretched canvas..I painted the background in a thin oil and turpentine wash and let it dry thoroughly before beginning. The images with the printing are lazertran transfers I applied using pure turpentine to melt the Lazertran in to the oil primed canvas ...the flag is a toner copy image that I applied using Elmer's silicone caulk..as well as the silhouettes of the solders...the soldiers were then over painted with a thin black oil glaze.This piece was commissioned by a psychiatrist at the VA hospital for his office.