Managed to get the paper peeled from the acrylic gel medium and adhere these first test images to a couple of three-inch wooden squares before leaving for work this morning.
Pretty psyched about the results. The commissioned works will use four-inch ceramic tiles in a vanilla hue and probably be a touch less grungy looking than these. I do like that you can see the wood grain as part of the resulting image here, though.
Looking forward to comparing the water slide decal method with this process.
I think this is part of the 21st century turn in aesthetics. It is no longer enough to sell utilitarian things. People are in the market for a lifestyle. How we do things, and with what spirit, is as important these days as what we do. Where we put our dollars makes a statement to the world about our true values. -ag
Argentian-Italian designer Romina Bacci advises:
“Find your story, and spend all the time you need to find your niche, product, and identity. Be original and dont copy. You have to be different and own your work in order to be successful. Remember: youre never selling just an object, you are selling your own story; your product has your essence and it speaks of who you are. It took me almost a year to find my product. You must be consistent and have patience — things dont happen overnight.”