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Purell Image Transfers

I have found a new obsession. As is I haven’t already been addicted to image transfers. I have to give credit to the photographers who post on Digalogue, a blog about “Adventures in Digital & Analogue Imaging” which is right up my alley because I love experimenting merging analogue and digital photography. They had a post about Purell transfers and I was thinking, Purell?, the hand sanitizer. Yes, Purell, the hand sanitizer. My interest was peaked, so I had to try it. I ordered Inkpress Clear Film from B&H and made some prints on an Epson Inkjet R1900 to do some tests. I tried 4 transfers on several types on watercolor paper. The images shown here are Arches Rives BFK. After the Inkpress Print dried, I coated the watercolor paper with Purell using a brayer, just like the instructions from the blog link above. I made sure it was well coated, then laid the print down, kinda like rolling it from one end to the other, then rolled it with moderate pressure for a couple minutes, altering the direction of rolling. And I was amazed…it transferred right to the paper. I added the altered borders in Photoshop. These are images from New York. The first one is one of the multiple exposures I was talking about in the previous post. More to come…