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casekonly

need help transfering to canvas

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ok, that's what i'm trying to transfer to a canvas. i tried using acetone and burnishing with a spoon. no deal, it only smeared copier ink on the canvas. i also tried another technique with an iron and a xerox copy, but still had no luck. some ink transfered, but it was any detail, it was kinda smudgey.

so, i'm left with one option, that i can think of anyway, that's carbon paper. talk about time consuming. i'm not too down with that, but i'll do what i have to if it comes down to it.

any help would be appreciated. maybe someone also knows if kinko's does the architectual printing on the blue paper? ya know....blueprint...heh...i don't have any idea if they do it or how much it might cost for that shite...i'm only looking for 18x24...

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ok, i'm bumping this because i really need help an di don't want it lost amongst the confusion of lame threads...don't make me kidnap and hold your pets for ransom

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if you dont mind drawing all the lines again or whatnot

you can pick up mini projectors at most any art store

i think they run like 40 bucks or so

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thanks for the suggestions. i'm really stuck. i don't know about tracing, though, that's alot of lines. if worse comes to worse, i'll give it a shot.

hmm, a light box....i don't think this canvas is thin enough. maybe a projector....or carbon paper and a sharpie...i'll do some experimenting.

i may just have to finish it in photoshop and have an 18x24 printed...gah...sucks...mass printing costs...

 

 

btw, it was rendered in 3dsm. took 1 1/2 hours to render out at 3600x 2700 at a 1:3 aspect ratio and 300 dpi...lots of lines...

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Originally posted by casekonly

projector...

 

im not sure bout some other ideas, but my frind who only paints uses a projector for his large paintings and some times for detailed stuff, u could try to simplify it so not tracing every line and what not then have that model as a reference for painting, good luck either way.

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I remember in highschool, this teacher used to do shit like that using GooGone...I cant remember the technique exactly but you could probally figure it out if you fucked around. It didn't look too hard.

 

matthewthirteen.

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you can print that shit on canvas through a pc, not exactly sure how its done but I've heard it has good results. afterwards you can strecth it and add whatever else your going to-

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Guest FlamingHobo

there's this thing called talent...repaint the thing..or do something similar...andy warhol ass nigga..

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whenever i am trying to transfer something onto canvas, and it has to be exact, i put the image on an acetate sheet, then project it then trace the rough outline then clean it up later. you can get it really accurate that way.

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there's this thing called talent...repaint the thing..or do something similar...andy warhol ass nigga..

 

 

bitch, please. why don't you step up and get ko-wrecked....ha ha, just kidding. look, this is just an experiment. the projection idea isn't too bad.

i'm leaning towards it, the more i think about it. i dunno, it's just crazy thinking about all of those lines.

as for talent, i'm guessing you missed the bus along with kris-kross

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Guest KING BLING

go to an art store and ask....

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Guest krie

wow that looks like its gonna be hard to do..

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Originally posted by vinyl junkie

silkscreen...

ahem... you could get a whole silkscreen kit for less money than a projector... with emulsion and everything... and it'll end up 10000 times more accurate...

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hmmm....interesting ideas. silkscreening sounds like it might work. i've never worked with emulsion and such, but had a friend who used to do that stuff for a large comapny. he may be able to help me out with some of the details...sounds good. thanks.

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if youre asking question about this and have no techinical understanding.. then what youre attempting may simply just be out of your range of ability.

 

why canvas?is it appropriate?

im not trying to be critical..i just think when it comes to painting its smarter to crawl before you walk and think before you run barefoot over a field of used syringes.

 

nah mean?>

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why canvas? a good question, i'll answer it right now:

because it fits in with this idea for a painting i have. i don't believe i've ever seen anyone else do anything like it. it fits. it's appropriate.

i'm not running before i can walk. i have enough knowledge to know that when you get stuck, simply asking for advice or help isn't shameful, although some would try to make you believe that it is. that's about the saddest thing ever.

this is a rather complicated design to try to get onto canvas. i know what i'm getting myself into. i didn't rush online and head straight for 12oz to ask someone, i experimented first. i knew what to expect, had even gone over some of this in my head. screenprinting it seemed a little to hard, especially with all the detail. i still don't know if doing the photo emulsion would work out because of all the lines. i know a projector would work, but i don't have enough money to go out and buy one at the moment, and there is still the problem of all of those bloody lines. i want this shit to be precise because i have an obsessive disorder like that.

 

over and out

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you can get incredibly deatiled with a silkscreen and all the talent it requires is to be able to A) make a photovopy onto a transparency; B) mix a couple liquids; C) squeegee those liquids; and D) squeegee ink...

 

really easy...

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i really wasnt trying to be a jerk.

 

i think you should rethink using canvas unless youre prepared to geso and sand it a few times untils its nice and smooth and not too pitty.. not a pity.. but.. as in having lots of pits ..

 

i suggest trying cotton.. bedsheets or a similar cotton can be nice.. use some watered down gesso_not too watery.. sand.. until you get a decent surface.. then id would think silkscreen would get the kind of detail you want..

 

in terms of doing transfers.. acetone does not transfer copies and printouts well.. xylene .. the main solvent in spray paint does.. but as we all know it is quite toxic.. and on a surface such as canvas will not give you a nice smooth crisp transfer.. an alternative to xylene is wintergreen oil which also stinks alot..

 

people also do gel medium transfers.. which i detest unless theyre done really really well..

laytex transfers also come out pretty cool but it depends on how it is mounted afterwards..

 

i suggested and support the use of screenprinting for your endeavor. as mentioned above.

 

good luck on your efforts sincerly...

 

strongbad..

 

err.. i mean

bobby

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i know you weren't being a jerk, but i had to make myself clear. i wasn't trying to imply that you were being a jerk, but sometimes we just have to make it so that others understand completely what we're doing, otherwise, you get walked all over and treated like a chump.

i really do appreciate the advice. as for straight printing on to canvas from the ole' lexmark, that's a no go. i just don't want to sell myself short.

screenprinting seems to be an option. i didn't know you could get that detailed with the photo emulsion technique. i guess i'll go to the local art store and check out a kit tomorrow. i need to do some reading up on screening, first.

i'll let you guys know what i decide on doing and post a result when applicable. thanks

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