Charcoal gel medium transfer

by lydia
(lake charles, louisiana)

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can you transfer a charcoal drawing onto canvas using gel medium for mixed media purposes?


Mixed Media Art Questions answered by Milliande

Hi ,
an interesting question..I would say charcoal as such cannot easily be transferred with an acrylic gel medium transfer as the charcoal remains loose on the drawing paper and needs to be fixed with a fixative in order to seal it .

So then it becomes a questions of whether the fixative adheres enough to the charcoal for the acrylic gel transfer to work ..


If I had a charcoal drawing that I would wnat to transfer ..I would either do a xerox photocopy gel medium transfer ..ie take a photocopy of the charcoal drawing making sure it is set to high contrast , and use the photocopy to transfer a copy of the charcoal drawing onto canvas

or

I would scan or photograph the charcoal drawing, enter it into my computer, increase the contrast and saturation, and then print it out on my home printer ... I have a inkjet printer..so I would then do a Soft Gel medium transfer using a printed copy of the charcoal drawing and transfer it onto canvas ..

hope this helps ;-)
maybe other members will jump in too with their ideas

...milliande

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