The thing I'm most frequently asked has nothing to do with the deeper meaning of my artwork. Rather, people want to know how I transfer images and text from photocopies and printouts into my books. There's not much of a wizard behind that curtain; it's the easiest process in the world.
All you'll need is a photocopy or a laser print (ink jet prints don't work too well), a burnisher, and a colorless blender, which is basically a magic marker that has no pigment. Remember that any images you transfer will be reversed in the process.
Here are the steps:
- Place the printout face down on the surface of your artwork.
- Color the back of the printout with the colorless blender, covering the entire area you wish to transfer.
- Rub the back of the printout with your burnisher while the printout is still wet. Be careful not to move the printout during this process.
- When finished burnishing, carefully remove the printout.