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Claire Tietje

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About Claire Tietje

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    http://www.cgphoto.us

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    Female
  • Location
    San Diego, California, USA
  • Interests
    Image Transfer
    Birds
  1. Versaink Transfers

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  2. Versaink Transfers

    Hi, Jo. I do have a separate printer with the versaink in it so I don't have to change cartridges. When I ordered the ink they sent me a free printer. It is a basic model made by lexmark. The only problem is that it doesn't work with mac computers so I have a pc laptop attached to it. They say it can work with a mac running pc emulation, but I don't know how to do that. I think it's extra software. I do know someone who switches the cartridge out of the printer they use for everything else, so that is possible too. They have quite a few cartridges available as well as a refill kit. Thanks for the compliments for Gerry's paintings, I'll pass that along. Best wishes for your transfers. The biggest tip I can give you is that the clay must not be dry to the touch. I sponge on a little water and scrape it off with the wide putty knife, immediately I apply the transfer using the putty knife again (after wiping it off.) Wait a few minutes, then slowly peel the plastic off. Then I blast it with a little heat from a heat gun to dry the surface of the image so I don't mess it up. Claire
  3. Versaink Transfers

  4. Stilting Cone 6

    Hi, Mary. I've made my own stilts that work at cone 6. I used heavy gauge nichrom wire and clay with sand mixed in it. I made some with three prongs and some with four. They work fine. Try to make the prongs all the same height. Happy firing!
  5. Just doing what I can.

  6. Versaink Transfer Pieces

    Photos of some things I've made using versaink with an inkjet printer on overhead transparencies.
  7. Versaink Transfers

    I don't know if I attached the photo or not. I think I'll just change my profile picture to the new image transfer piece. Hope you have a great day.
  8. Versaink Transfers

    Hi, Johanna. Thought you'd like to see a photo of my most recent favorite image transfer piece. It's a White-crowned sparrow image. Claire You're welcome Johanna. I hope you have good success. I have no idea what is actually in the ink, I just know it works and I'm enjoying the new tool. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Claire
  9. Versaink Transfers

    You're welcome Johanna. I hope you have good success. I have no idea what is actually in the ink, I just know it works and I'm enjoying the new tool. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Claire
  10. Versaink Transfers

    Would you share your recipes?? I have been using a ^6 Majolica that has been pitting when refired at a^04.Any information is appreciated. Thanks, Pam I've attached a pdf file with some specifics of what I use. I hope you can read it. If not, I'll try a different method. Image Transfer.pdf Image Transfer.pdf
  11. Versaink Transfers

    Thanks Johanna. Since I posed the question on this forum I checked with my local ceramics supplier and he said zinc in the glazes was the problem and recommended a couple zinc-free glazes to try. And he was right! So now I can get true black images. I've found two ^06 and two ^6 glazes that work great.
  12. Versaink Transfers

    Hi. Is anyone using versaink and transparencies? I'm looking for a clear glaze that doesn't turn the image brownish. I've attached a photo of a bottle I made with a transfer on it. I dipped it in cone 5 Kate the Younger clear glaze and then wiped off the front. The image is crisp, but brownish instead of black.
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