I just took an online class in "Digital Grounds Image Printing" (or some such name) which teaches you to use this product from Golden which makes non-porous surfaces printable. You can print on aluminum foil or any other non-porous surface that will go thru your printer. What I've done here is to make a 'skin' of gel medium, and after it dried, coat it with this material and print on it from my ink-jet printer. For some reason, my printer is printing everything greenish but you get the message. Transfers and transparencies of your own images. I've only printed on this 'skin' but will print more when I have the printer fixed. I have other skins waiting to be tested as well as some fabrics and ribbon. I love transfers but hated the peeling of paper and the inconsistency. Plus, hard to do on an ink-jet printer. This set up is alot of work and I'll let you know if it's worth it!
Yesterday I had the "you're over 50 now and have to have this procedure" done. You know what I'm talking about! Clear liquids for a day. Yucky drink at night. Camera - action!!! All clear????
Anyway, at night I was fairly relaxed having finally eaten a delicious dinner so just sat in the kitchen in front of the TV and doodled. This "Falling Squares" came out as did the face and the black and white doodles. All ATC size and ready for trading.
I also belong to an ATC trading group on Monday ArtDay ATC's. We've been illustrating the alphabet for a few years but are doing it differently than the ABC-ATC group. This group picks a word for the letter and we get interpretations of that word. The S word is STAR so I came up with these three. I send in three ATC's and get three back, it works well and is a great system.
I know alot of bloggers do a grateful Thursday or 13 Thursday - I don't especially do that but this Thursday I am thankful that I had a clear medical test, am thankful that I have the wherewithal to get the test done, thankful for my food and shelter, thankful for my art supplies and all the fun I have with them and am thankful for all of you.