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Digital Alchemy: Printmaking techniques for fine art, photography, and mixed media by Bonny Pierce Lhotka

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12. Gelatin Acrylic Paint Transfer

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Throughout my career, I’ve included the concept of layers in my artwork. This may have been multiple passes through an etching press or silkscreen, several layers of paint, or even a collage using cast paper. This concept exists in the digital world too—Photoshop includes layers as a core feature. I decided to try combining both kinds of layers to create a new and unique look to my work.

With this paint transfer process, it’s your chance to get away from the computer and back into traditional media. You’ll use your digital print as a guide and then create a unique underpainting on your substrate before transferring ...

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