Re: Liquitex etc.
On 22 jan 2008, at 4:48, Judy Seigel wrote:
In that case just print on transparent material and stick it to a white -or else- barrier :
I use some clear plastic sheets , coat twice with rabbit glue (!), flip the image , fill the cartridges with pigment ink, print on the transparent, let dry, fixatif , and then glue -the side where the ink is- to whatever you want (dependent on this you can influence the final result); and believe me : it is really shining :-)
Maybe you can avoid the coating yourself by using inkjet-transparent material, but i have no experience with this.
But a question for Henk: You said for inkjet you spray lightly before applying varnish... I take it that's because the ink might run so you more or less "set" it first? My particular inkjet ink doesn't seem to run if it's on paper (as opposed to plastic) & allowed to dry, but pre-fix sounds like a good idea anyway.yes, correct; depending what ink you use -dye or pigment- and the paper , it is better to stick it first with some GHIANT FIXATIF ( http://www.ghiant.com/our-brands/computers/inktjet-fix/ )
It's probably no big deal to throw out some "stinky" varnish that's growing things, but I'm trying to remember what I used to put a drop or two of in the top of a jar of liquitex paint that was growing mold. It may have been a much diluted formaldehyde. I'll look around the studio & see if inspiration strikes--- sometimes things come back when you go on auto-pilot.