This was not so much because I wanted to decorate lots of china – fun though that is – but because I have been looking for an alternative method of fixing a crisp image on to wood.
When working in miniature, paper becomes very “thick”.
In fact, anything over 100 gsm is more like cardboard than paper.
There is also the problem of getting paper to bond securely with wood – both are porous and, however careful you are, there tend to be air bubbles and edges that come loose.
After the success with the plates, I hoped that I had found the answer to my dreams in Lazertran paper, which is very fine and takes ink beautifully.
Things looked good to start with.
Then things became a bit unstuck – literally…
Then the wood (Jelutong) warped
So I found another piece of wood and tried sticking another transfer to it with pva glue – which was not a method recommended in the instructions, but I thought I would see what happened anyway.
The results were… well basically, the two surfaces did not stick together at all…
My first attempt at using the paper (with china) was so completely successful and my second (with wood) was so completely and ludicrously NOT successful, that I feel I must have been doing something wrong the second time and will try again another day.
For the time being, however, it looks like it will have to be the old method and ordinary paper as usual.