Transfer Flub-up

Blue Door in Venice

Tue, September 16, 2014

When making a photo transfer, it's important that the inked side of the transfer film be face down to make contact with gel medium on the receiving substrate. In this case, the film was upside down, so no ink was transferred. Instead of trashing a sheet of limestone paper, the film was flipped over and pressed into the remaining gel. When the film was peeled away, what should have been a "Blue Door in Venice" photo transfer, turned out to be a one-of-a-kind "Winter" monotype.