Eucalyptus oil print transfer
This was a challenge for some of our members and would probably work better face-to-face with Sue.
I’ve tried a number of methods of transferring photos and struggled with most of them. Sue’s clear directions made this process with the eucalyptus oil seem much easier. Then to have her video as well to show exactly her methodology was great. It obviously needs a lot of practice to get the lovely results that Sue has but at least I did get some results from my first try. I think Sue needs to come down to Sydney and take us through it.
A few things that I noticed as I played : black and white photocopies didn’t work; I found that some of my handmade paper didn’t work; I needed to use a wooden spoon rather than a bone folder; the colours and shapes in the photo are very important (as Sue mentioned). I included the Opera House photo here to show the colours that weren’t transferred (yellow and green).
I was surprised how well the giraffe print worked – this is our new baby at Taronga Zoo (only 5 months old).
Thank you Sue for a great T&T.
I found this very difficult and couldn’t get my image to transfer. Dinah might have a point about the transfer working better on some papers than others. Certainly my handmade recycled print paper didn’t work well.
I got my husband to have a go and he achieved a bit more. We noticed that Sue seemed to be pressing and pushing quite hard on the video, so Philippe was much rougher than I. In fact he wore through his original image.
We alternated between using wooden spoons and bone folders. Looking at Sue’s video I see she worked on plant fibre paper, whereas I was using cotton rag. I wonder whether that made a difference?