Happy Wax on Wednesdays!
Inkjet photo transfers ?
That's right !
I am now on my second laser printer that was purchased for the sole purpose of photo transfers on
encaustic. For years I have had one inkjet photo printer for the photos I would mount , and one laser printer for transfers. I had over the years tried different ways of attempting inkjet prints and not had enough success but kept at it just the same. My Epson and Canon photo printers were far superior to the laser printer in photo print quality, and ink quality, having pigment based inks that were tested to be more archival with each new advance in technology they have come up with over the last decade . There had to be a way it could work.
I began with an already painted piece I did on the Patreon channel a couple of weeks ago . I loved
the colors for to use as a background for the photo. I used a copyright free image (who doesn't love a good princess castle :)
Supplies I used this week:
Each week I list the supplies I used in the video here on the blog for you so that you can see and easily find the items used for that week's technique .
If you purchase items from the links provided it sometimes generates a few cents in commission which goes right back in to creating videos for you on the youtube channel. It does not raise the cost for you in any way, and is the same link you would find on a regular amazon prime search . Thank you ahead for you support of Wax on Wednesdays in any way ! Also , although the photos here can help you easily find the product . I also recommend that you look at your local art /hobby store to make sure you are getting the lowest price. Sometimes with weekly 40% off coupons basic items can be found at a better price.
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I have also listed both of my printers I am currently using for photo printing. The Epson, although a bit of a pricey investment, has come down considerably from its $1295.00 price when it was introduced in 2015 which probably means a new edition is on the horizon .
I created the Patreon channel during a time when live workshops just are not possible for us . Large online workshops
although fun , can be a larger investment and consume large amounts of time . I have designed the Patreon channel to work like mini workshops for you all for the price of a cup of coffee each week . You can watch, play , create, and refer back and replay the videos and posts for as long as you subscribe to the channel. The channel is full of fresh video instruction and new content and creative fun each week, and you can customize your participation level at any time even after you have subscribed. You can also subscribe and unsubscribe at any time.
Right now there is a Bonus All New Photo Encaustic workshop on the Patreon channel for subscribers!( Busy Bee level and above ) . This is week 2 where there is a full step by step instruction and helpful tips on the inkjet transfers. The workshop will run 5 weeks in total diving into multiple facets of the fascinating world of photo encaustic. The workshop is also available to replay and refer to for subscribers. You can check out the Patreon channel
Happy Creating !
Shari Replogle is an artist sharing her encaustic and other artistic adventures each week here on the blog and on Youtube. Her full line of workshops featuring encaustic and metal are on this site under available workshops.