When I discovered I have metallic paints in my art box I decided to use these paints to experiment with paint transfer.
1) The very first step is to choose the right image to transfer. I chose a mirrored Xerox copy of a black and white picture I took of the home of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The reason I chose this image is because it has sufficient light areas where the paint will be visible.
2) I covered the image with metallic acrylic paint, placed it face down and pressed it onto a medium texture real artist canvas.
3) After a few hours when the transfer was dry, I sprayed water on the back and began peeling and rubbing off the excess paper to reveal the image.
4) The final step, as always is to protect the image with clear UV protection.
[*The final transfer has a special metallic surface shine which is not clearly visible in the scan]
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