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

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5. Alcohol Gel Transfer

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The alcohol gel transfer process is one of the most popular that I’ve created, and is a great place to start experimenting with transfer techniques. Using the alcohol gel process, you can transfer your images directly to a variety of unique and creative artistic papers by printing your image first onto a piece of film and then transferring it to your paper using an alcohol gel. The result is an image so rich in detail that it is almost lithographic in quality. While there are other methods that also allow you to transfer to paper, this process is a favorite since the ingredients are inexpensive and widely available.

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