Like Watching the Barn Roof RustWhat makes this process so time consuming and boring is the need to let each layer of medium dry in between applications. In my humid climate that can take most of an afternoon.
Newsflash: There is a better way! I stumbled upon it while re-reading Patti Brady's excellent book, Rethinking Acrylics:Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World's Most Versatile Medium (North Light Books). Her method seriously reduces the amount of time it takes to obtain an image that's ready to use.
It's So SimplePatti's secret? Use Clear Tar Gel to coat the back of the image. Just ONE coat is all you need! Make sure every part of the back is covered with the Tar Gel and that it's TOTALLY dry before you immerse the paper in clean water for a minute or two. Then proceed to rubbing...and rubbing....and rubbing...
Just to be safe, I let my Tar Gel-coated image dry overnight.
Why, oh why, did I not notice this gem of a tip earlier? (Like, years ago.) It really accelerates a tedious process and produces a nice, clear transfer. Thanks to Patti Brady, the time it takes to make an image transfer has been cut in half. Now, that's something to celebrate!
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