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Photo Transfer on Wood

Upper Level Photography Project

Melanie Rapp

on 29 February 2016

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Transcript of Photo Transfer on Wood

Photo Transfer on Wood!
Innovative artists!
New ideas are often the result of risk-taking.
True or false?
Photo transfers on wood!
Now, YOu, yes you, will be researching an artist that has taken some risks to enhance, influence, or completely change history and/or art history!
If you have a hard time thinking of a ground-breaking artist, see me for a list of suggested artists.
Create a Google Slide Show.
Email to mrapp@dcsdk12.org

1. WHO was your artist?
2. WHAT did they discover that changed art and/or art history?
3. HOW did it impact the art world?
In other words, how was/is art different?
You will present to the class in 15 minutes!
What we will discover
We are working on
photo transfers.

What will you discover?
What will you create?
Demo - Process
I will be showing you how to create photo transfers
on wood.
how can you experiment with this process?
step one
Image selection
Choosing your image is the most important step!
* Meaning
* Passion
* Technically proficient
OR breaking the rules with intention!
Step two
after editing in photoshop
print your image on lab 3000 Color printer (laser).
step three
prepare materials

Wood surface
gel medium
mod podge
Step four
Apply an even layer of gel medium to the piece of wood that you have selected.
Step five
Press the print, face down, onto the wet gel medium.
flatten the image with a ruler: this gets rid of air bubbles.
step six
Let dry

Let it dry for 8 hours.
Step seven

Take a clean, wet sponge and gently rub the paper off. Be careful to avoid taking the image off of the wood.
step eight
apply a layer of mod podge to the final image.
let it dry for at least half an hour.
Step nine
Enjoy your final artwork!
self-reflect: what can you change or improve?
Examples of alterations/risk-taking
EQ: How does process impact the quality of work?
EQ: How have artists in the past taken risks to create new techniques and concepts?
EU: New ideas are often the result of risk-taking.
World Class Outcome:
Create meaningful photography that demonstrates expressive features and perspectives.
World Class Outcome:
Create by
a variety of skills and techniques
The demo we had is for transfer onto wood.

What other
can you use?

How will you
with this technique?

Can you
a photo transfer with other materials and techniques?
Project Requirements
1. Intentionally choose a
one photo transfer on wood project.
How can I make it better?
How can I experiment/take some risks?
4. Participate in a class
one more photo transfer.
on your technique
with a new technique/medium
Blog post:
Initial images (first photo transfer)
Final image
(What you learned, what problems you encountered, how you problem-solved, explain your concept/meaningful choice of image.
Take some risks!
This is your voice!
Your choice too!
Resiliency: Students who act in a flexible and tolerant manner and are open to change. They show strength and courage in the face of challenges while also being persistent and responsible for risk-taking as part of life-long learning.
You may try something that doesn't work...
You may get frustrated...
You will problem-solve!
Try again!
Seek feedback and assistance from others!
Never give up!
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