Tags

No tags :(

Share it

Sara Naumann blog Lazertran Art & Soul class

Class kits in nice tidy folders...just like school!

This week I’m preparing for my Lazertran class at Art & Soul in Portland next month. I’m making class kits, contacting students and printing off photos—I’m excited/nervous that a lot more people have signed up for the workshop, and it’s pretty full.

Sara Naumann blog Lazertran class Art & Soul copies

They love us at the copy shop!

More students means more class kits…so Anna and I made another trip to the photo copy place yesterday to get our handouts copied. Well, I made copies and she sat in her stroller and babbled to the man at the machine next to us. (He talked back to her, bless him.)

Lazertran is a waterslide decal paper and a fantastic medium, but you’ve got to get it right when you’re printing things into it. The instructions tell you to print on the “smooth, eggshell-colored side” of the paper. Well, it can be a little hard to tell which side of the smooth white paper is smoother or more eggshell-colored.

And you know, the more you question it, the more confusing it gets. I’ve often been like, “Okay, this is the eggshell-colored side, definitely. Wait, no…maybe this side is more eggshell-y. Wait, no…” Second-guessing is terrible.

Sara Naumann blog Lazertran Art & Soul class

Preparing samples and examples...

If you print on the wrong side (which I have done) it just doesn’t work, and I’ve been a little paranoid about printing a bunch of pictures, toting them 3,000 miles away and having a room full of students say, “Mine doesn’t work!” Nightmare, absolutely my worst nightmare.

So last night I tested one of the prints and—whew—it’s fine.

Sara Naumann blog Lazertran Art & Soul class samples

...and more samples and examples!

And the cool thing? This week I’ve really been experimenting more with Lazertran—stamping it, soaking it, painting it, and trying to adhere it to lots of different surfaces. I’m really having fun with this material and can’t wait to show people what they can do.

Sara Naumann blog Lazertran class Art & Soul plastic

On plastic

Sara Naumann blog Lazertran class Art & Soul metal

On metal

Sara Naumann blog Lazertran class Art & Soul stamped

Stamped image on Lazertran

Now, back to kit collating! Well, maybe after I just do this one more experiment…

newsletter