And here is my collage that combines scans of two of my aster drawings done with technical pen and colored pencil, a scan of an old topographical map of the Preserve, scans of pages from Gray's Manual of Botany, and papers with acrylic paints. I also left my page of the original drawings.
With the use of some transparency sheets, I also experimented with some photos I took of the light on the Lake. I printed on the transparencies (made for toner-type copiers - not really at all suitable!) with my little inkjet printer using the draft setting to avoid getting too much ink on the sheet. Then I transferred to watercolor paper using Golden matte medium on some and with plain water on others. I also had a small sheet of gold-colored foil (from a chocolate wrapper) and I glued some of it down with the medium before the transfer process. I really learned a lot! So, here are some of the results, showing the finished transfer with its original photo (remember that the transfer is a mirror-image of the photo):
|original photo 1|
|matte medium with gold foil|
|original photo 2|
|water on substrate, no burnishing|
|water on same transparency, burnished|
|original photo 3|
|more water on substrate, slight burnishing on blacks|
|Jenny & Dave|
|Carolyn (from Down Under)|
|Chris & Andy|
|CSA Interns, Adam, & British Trust Volunteers|
Bon Voyage and Safe Travels to All.