I've been doing a lot of playing and experimenting since last October. I have to say that if it weren't for my sweet friend Jane I would still be in a creative rut. Maybe not even a rut, because don't you have to already be doing something for that something to turn into a rut? Anyhoo, I joined Jane's Creativity Bootcamp and started makin' some stuff. Which made me want to make more stuff, but I still wasn't creating every day. It's like I pressured myself into paralyzation. You know the feeling? I think it's part and parcel of the creative process.
Speaking of the creative process, I LOVE trying new methods for making image transfers. Up until recently, I've been using the Chartpak Colorless Blender for laser copy transfers, and it works fine, though the odor is BAD. It should be used in a well ventilated area, perhaps with a fan blowing the fumes away from you. I say it works fine; you have to wet the back of the transfer image thoroughly and also burnish it with the back of a spoon or other tool you prefer. Depending on the size of your image, the pen will last awhile, and it's not too expensive to replace. It just takes a bit of elbow grease to get a really good transfer. Here is an example of a blender pen transfer:
My new favorite, and super cheap alternative to the blender pen is plain old Acetone. As I already have acetone on hand at all times for my Adventures in Nail Art (it doesn't leave a weird residue like non-acetone nail polish remover) it was a delight to discover that it works brilliantly for image transfers, with hardly any burnishing required. I've used both a brush and a cotton ball to wet the image, and both work just fine. It takes a lot less elbow grease to do an acetone transfer; the image pretty much just bleeds right into your substrate. Here is my most recent transfer (and still a work in progress):
They're similar outcomes, just slightly differing methods. Your wallet and possibly your brain cells will thank you a little more for using acetone.