inkAID on Tim Holtz Crazing Medium Closeup

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Printing on Tim Holtz grit paste and crackle medium with inkAID

I’ve been wanting to try this for so long but finally did it the other day when my transfers didn’t work (again). I had painted Tim Holtz grit paste into card stock and then used the DASS.com system (classic film and Super Sauce) to transfer. I can transfer successfully onto just a painted card, for instance a Gelli Plate print, but I usually get smearing and missed sections when transferring into acrylic mediums. So I decided to go a different route.

I painted a piece of Yupo paper with 4 different acrylic mediums- self leveling gel, Tim Holtz grit paste, Tim Holtz Crazing medium, and Ranger Crackle paste. I used Yupo paper so it wouldn’t warp due to the water content in the mediums. Also I was hoping that the self leveling gel would peel up so I could test making a printable skin. When the mediums were dry I painted two coats of inkAID on top as described in their directions. After letting that dry, I printed using my Epson 3880 printer which used pigment inks (I’m not sure if that matters). It was a success! And I was able to peel the skin off the Yupo paper. That was a little tricky though. I didn’t film this, but will do so in a future post when I get a chance. Here are some pictures of the end results…

Printing with InkAID on Tim Holtz Grit Paste and Acrylic Mediums.jpg
Printing with InkAID on Tim Holtz Grit Paste and Acrylic Mediums

The white space is where I removed the Self Level Gel skin…

inkAID on Self Leveling Gel
inkAID on Self Leveling Gel (skin)

 

inkAID on Tim Holtz Crazing Medium Closeup
inkAID on Tim Holtz Crazing Medium Closeup

 

inkAID on Tim Holtz Grit Paste Closeup
inkAID on Tim Holtz Grit Paste Closeup

I didn’t love the image on the Ranger Crackle Medium because I had too many brush strokes in it. Then I tried to sand it, and it took some of the print away even though I was trying to use a light hand. This was a fun experiment and I will try it again, and then I will try to film it.

Enjoy!

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