Beyond honored to see that one of my favorite musician’s Teeel, just released “The Lucania”. He will be doing a special performance at my solo show in February, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. A talented artist, and an all-around superb human being.
Go on living? I swing the hammer of the gods. I command a chariot fashioned of gold and lighting. Sustaining is not a concern.
Or… I can assume you are asking about my technique? I get that question a lot. When I began painting, I searched endlessly for a guide to achieve the look I wanted to no avail. Perhaps no one was willing to share, or perhaps the information wasn’t out there. Finally, I decided to R&D it myself for a few months on countless canvases…
I’d be happy to save you the time and money I spent. Here is my transfer process step by step:
Apply 2 light coats of matte medium to canvas letting both coats dry completely.
Print out image to transfer (must be copy toner). Note: Print image reversed horizontally because it will be placed it face down.
Cut off excess white paper, only leaving printed area (this will save work down the road).
Apply thin coat of matte medium.
Place paper on canvas immediately, toner side down.
Use palette knife to smooth out air bubbles/excess matte medium.
Wipe away excess matte medium.
Lightly dip a brush into warm water and go over the back of the paper.
Let dry over night.
Reapply warm water to the paper with a brush.
Gently rub all of the paper off with your fingers.
Repeat for however many transfers you have.
If needed, touch up seams or bad transfer areas with black paint.
Be warned, this process yields extremely unpredictable results. Be willing to adapt on the fly, and most of all… See the beauty in imperfection! Best of luck.