the lazertran on drywall compound experiment-
i have used lazertran with luck in the past- both the waterslide decal type on canvas and the laser type with encaustic- but it was a while ago, and i was curious about how the inkjet type would work on a porous material like drywall compound.
i actually printed on the right side this time :)
separated from the background-
once dry (and it will curl up on you!), trying to melt into the background. this step involves turpentine & is best done outside.
it seems that the drywall compound is too porous- the turpentine was absorbed before the lazertran soaked in.
i remembered something about putting turpentine on top of the image too from years ago when i did this, but that loosened the image, tho it did make the product soak in better.
so, back to the drawing board- plaster may work better, being less porous than the drywall compound. maybe i should try on canvas again, just to see if the lt is still good after how ever many years.....
happy weekend all!