I love it when I find something online that is so inspiring that I pause my hamster-wheeling mind and just absorb the magical moment. Today, that moment was watching Eric Scott make this journal page. So relaxing and beautiful.
Were you in awe of that photo transfer? I was too. In the comments, he mentioned that he used a Chartpak blender marker to transfer all the photocopied images. After doing some research, I learned that this marker is filled with Xylene, a solvent (which means it's a little strong smelling, so be sure to use in well ventilated area). You can also use other solvents, like Citrus-Solv, but Xylene seems to work the best. If you're doing a very large transfer, you can even buy a can of it and brush it on (using a glass jar because xylene can destroy plastic). I'm thinking the blender marker seems like the easy way to go.
You can purchase a Charpak blender marker at
Amazon $5 here
Dick Blick Art $3 here
Eric Scott can be found here:
I've only done image transfers with gel medium and packaging tape, so let me know if you've tried this! I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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