Part two of last weekend's transfer class using Golden mediums. I set out to make a portrait of the Tomato King, but once I added the pearls, I ruled out transgender bull dog and went with queen instead.
I'll explain the transfers a bit: The dog and tomato image are actually pictures from a magazine. To make each transfer, you cover the transfer area with a "medium" and then place the picture face down to dry on top of the medium. Once dry (After about 12 hours), you can add water to the image and slowly scrub off the pulp from the paper. Once finished, you are left with the ink only, which has "transferred" to the medium.
There are a ton of different types of mediums to handle this process. The tomatos were transferred using a new medium from Golden called "glass bead gel". It consists of tiny glass beads that really play with the light once dried. You can see the texture in the picture above.
After your transfers are dry, the most enjoyable part (in my opinion) is to paint over them. Using paints in different types, colors and washes will enhance the transfer image and once you experiment, you'll find the possibilities endless.