Originally Posted by Max91
Very nice work!!! However, I might have the same problem as most other guys...when I scrap the paper off...ink is coming off as well.
Q1: Is it normal that some of the "Golden" remains around the transfered picture?
Q2: Could anyone make a small video?
There are a few things that need to be done properly to make sure the image is transfered properly.
- First, the medium needs to be applied in a thin, full coverage coat (pretty obvious, but I feel like I need to say it for the sake of completeness). Once the image is applied, the paper needs to be burnished/rubbed firmly across the entire surface, essentially sqeezing out any excess medium. Let dry for 10-15 minutes (I've been able to wait as little as five).
- Second, the type of paper may have have an impact on the effectiveness of the procedure. The matte presentation paper may work best because of the fine coating they apply to the paper to enhance the quality... that coating is what I think may prevent the image from being rubbed away once it's "glued" to the cap.... which brings be to my next point....
- The paper has to be lightly RUBBED
away under water, not
sraped. I scrape at the paper when I want to get rid of the image and start over.
- Depending on how heavily you applied the matte medium in the first step, there may be some buildup around the shoulder of the cap. You can scrape that away as long as it's not touching part of the image.
Unfortunately, the process is somewhat of an art until you get a feel for it. After that, caps can be made by the dozen in no time. I'll see what I can do about getting a video put together, but don't count on it in the immediate future. I've had to move around a lot in the past couple years and finding the materials may be a bit daunting.