Thursday, November 29, 2007

Project 1: Photo Transfer

The air outside is numbing and you're looking for a warm retreat. Naturally you'd spring for the couch with a nice glass of wine in hand (age permitting) and turn on the dumb box. However productive watching a foreign/independent film may seem as opposed to the worsening bleakness that swarms every digital broadcasting system of today that is so ironically titled, reality television; you still are accomplishing, nothing.
Here's a little project for you to dip your fingers into...


photocopies of images to print (black and white/color)
acetone (citra-solve or goo gone also works)
dust mask (I substitute with a bandito mask)
masking tape
glass jar or cup
burnishing tool or spoon
stiff paintbrush
watercolor paper (any card stock will work fine)

Note: Be sure to do this process in a well-ventilated room while wearing a dust mask.


  1. Cut out image to be transferred and center it on watercolor paper. Remember that the image will appear reversed if there is text in it. Secure copy with masking tape.
  2. Pour a small amount of acetone into a glass jar or cup (plastic will melt).
  3. Lift the photocopy and brush a generous but not runny amount of acetone back and forth onto the watercolor paper in small sections at a time.
  4. Place the photocopy down and quickly rub the image onto the watercolor paper using gentle pressure and a burnishing tool or spoon. Take care not to rip or damage the paper.
  5. Repeat process until the image is completely transferred. Periodically lift it to make sure it's working. When finished, peel off paper and tape to reveal the softened image.


  • This project must be done using photocopies, not originals. Most office printers use ink, which will run and bleed when wet with acetone. Instant camera pictures can be used as they are for this process.
  • Use your own original artwork or copyright-free imagery.
  • Create a collage from magazine images, and then photocopy that to use.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

once upon a friday night

Just in case you were wondering what you were going to get your party pants into this weekend, here comes another tasty edition of Sing Sing for you to indulge. This Friday Death of the Party in cahoots with PUMA features Low Budget of Hollertronix & M.I.A fame along with a couple of your favorite hometown hero's, FOURCOLORZACK & PRETTY TITTY at The War Room. They say there will be a special secret guest and if you don't have your ticket in hand for the M.I.A show going on earlier in the evening, you might not be able to guess who it could be. Hopefully we'll all be so lucky...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Our friend who works up the street at a local vintage shop, will be headed towards the Dakotas where he will soon be spending time reading books in a room with no view.

He celebrated the seven days of Halloween with a new costume each day. I was only able to catch two outfits.

I'm not sure where he came from but I'm glad that he stopped by.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

day one of many

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