Sitting here in the wasteland of exploration gone sadly astray.!(maybe a little too dramatic?) A matter of four simple steps to achieve an emulsion transfer... but not today. The carrier sheet, (polypropylene borrowed from Deena)would help create a white emulsion "skin" that would accept pigmented ink. I layered this sheet with several mixtures with an overnight drying time between coats. All together it was a four day process to create this white surface. Mine unfortunately was a little bumpy but I thought maybe smooth enough to go through the printer. I had the photographs loaded and ready to press the print button. I placed this bumpy carrier sheet into my printer only to realize it was about 1/2 larger than would fit. I couldn't trim it as it was borrowed so ---k it! It probably wouldn't have printed well with the bumps. Deena is out of town on vacation otherwise I would have asked to have her put this in her printer. I will do this again but with a different carrier sheet and a better attitude. So I removed the emulsion and dumped it into this wastebasket to add to a few other failures creating photo transfers. I come from a family of people that always believes they can make anything work...I almost never read instructions, I seem to be able to wing it most times but in this case it was just not checking a simple measurement. I'm starting to smile about it all now. I'll have a little lunch, paint and brush only for the rest of the day!
Going to a neighborhood barbecue tomorrow, all the fixings, hamburgers, corn, salads and pie. Hope everyone enjoys their holiday with family and friends!