This summer I have focused on learning new photographic processes and re-visiting old ones for my upcoming Alternative Digital Imaging class at Francis Marion University. This class is right up my alley. I am really looking forward to it. One of the beginning processes we will be covering will be Purell Inkjet Transfers. I explained the Purell Hand Sanitizer Transfer method in an earlier post. You can view that HERE. I wanted to try some different papers to possibly give my students some cheaper options for transfer paper. I purchased a 140lb Canson watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby and gave it a try. I have found so far that the heavier watercolor papers, like Arches BFK work the best. For this set of experiments I tried doing a double transfer for the Italy image. I transferred the regular image and then transferred a drawing on the top of it to create a double image. Usually when I am in the experimental stage I try a lot of different types of imagery to find what works for a particular process (at least in regards to my personal imagery). So, these are a bit random, but I am hoping that in the next few months I will have a cohesive body of work demonstrating this method.
Image Info: Taken at Medoc Mountain in North Carolina. Transferred onto heavy watercolor paper.
Image Info: Taken at Medoc Mountain in North Carolina. Transferred onto heavy watercolor paper. You can see the areas where it didn’t transfer very well.
Image Info: Taken in New York. It is a double exposure of one of the Harbor Ferry Boats. Transferred onto Canson 140lb watercolor paper. It didn’t work quite as well as Arches BFK.
Image Info: Taken in Austin, Texas. Transferred onto Canson 140lb watercolor paper. It didn’t work quite as well as Arches BFK.
Image Info: Taken in Italy. It is a double transfer.