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When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid. When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact. That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed. If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.
WonderSauce is a water based ready to use solution for transferring images to a substrate that will not fit through and inkjet printer. Shake the bottle each time before using it. Then let it rest so the bubble rise to the surface. The contents are like
a paint and the ingredients may settle to the bottom. Or stir it from the bottom with a clean spoon. Store the product in a sealed container. Never dip a brush into the jar. Doing so can contaminate the liquid. Pour what you need into a small container. Do not pour unused liquid back into the bottle. Just seal the working container with a tight lid and it will keep a few days. Once you have worked with the WonderSauce you will be able to simply pour the right amount of solution on the substrate and never dip the brush in the container. It is a slightly viscous liquid that is a bit stringy. Do not add water
to the WonderSauce. Clean up spills with paper towels and wash brushes with soapy water. Store it at room temperature of 65-75 degrees. Never store a brush in the liquid like can be done when using the DASS SuperSauce alcohol base solutions.
The image you transfer must be printed with pigment inks on the DASS Premium Transfer Film. Photo Black inks must
be used because Matte Black inks will bleed. This film has an additional layer of emulsion that helps move the image completely to a smooth surface in one minute. The extra emulsion is always washed off after the image is dry. Once the image is dry the pigment is water resistant and adheres to the substrate. At this stage there will appear to be an irregular coating that you will feel on the dry surface. When held under water for one minute this coating will swell up and the slide off. You will see this milky slime wash away. Do not touch the surface. Use a hair dryer to dry the image quickly.
WonderSauce will transfer images to MDF, Econolite, mill finished aluminum, aged aluminum, birch, bamboo, hot press watercolor papers, stone paper and any smooth surface that will hold a thin layer of the solution on the surface. Arches Platine and Berrger papers made for alternative processes are very good as well as acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, P95 acrylic, black foam core, mirrors, birch, hardwoods and glass. The edges on all substrates should be sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper. WonderSauce is not for use on Dibond.
The WonderSauce has ATSM certification and is a good choice to use in class rooms or any studio that does not have ventilation necessary to use the SuperSauce products. The MSDS is available on www.DigitalArtStudioSeminars.com.
A 32 ounce bottle of WonderSauce will transfer about 100 letter sized images. This is the same yield as from the 16 ounce
DASS SuperSauceTM Concentrate.
WonderSauce Materials needed:
• WonderSauce Clear or
• WonderSauce White
• Black P95 18” x 24” x 1/8” with paper masking
• Image printed with pigment ink-Photo Black profile • Flip the image before you print it so it reads correctly when transferred
• Have 2-3” extra clear film around the image when working with images this size.
• Sponge brush
• A second board the same thickness as the P95
• Blue painters tape
• An 18” paint roller cover as wide as the image
• A 60 second timer
Apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution. Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry. I have applied images to table tops and sealed them with 5 coats of the SuperSauce Solution. After that is down a Spar varnish can be applied to get a nice finish.
If you are working with SuperSauce Matte or Gloss already consider adding the new SuperSauce Concentrate White to the collection. It is used to layer images and build collage layers. Used alone it is about 85% opaque. Use it to back paint transfers to glass as the sealing layer. It is also used to create the cracked surfaces over black gesso. Use it to transfer to black acrylic or gold/brown aged aluminum. A tutorial on cracked surfaces will be posted soon. It can be used as a sealing primer layer on wood.
First, WonderSauce is not a replacement for the SuperSauce. It was developed to provide a non-Alcohol transfer medium that can be used by schools and for people who would rather use water based products. It is not for use on absorbent papers. It is best used on plexiglass, frosted plex, metals, glass, clayboard and hardwoods. The surface needs to be very clean, very smooth and mostly non absorbent. It can also transfer to light weight 58gm Evolon. Bergger paper and Arches Platine. The WonderSauce transfer does not form a fluid skin so it cannot be used to make decals and skins like the SuperSauce.
WonderSauce must be used with the DASS Premium Film. The WonderSauce transfer takes a bit of practice to perfect.
Watch a full tutorial here: WonderSauce
The edges of all substrates must be sanded very smooth. Use sand paper to smoothly round off the edges on all sides and the corners. Use a damp towel to wipe all the inkjet coating off the edges of the image and let it dry completely. These two steps will result on perfect edge transfers.
Either one will work on all surfaces. For transferring to papers I prefer to use the matte. For transferring to metal I prefer to use the gloss. Use the Matte version on stone paper to avoid glossy spots outside the image area.
The US government and many others around the world have banned this additive in detergents (see your search engine for more details). This can be found as a standalone product in the paint department at most home centers.
This process works best on Arches 88 paper. It will not work on wood, canvas, or acrylic paint. Check out the new WonderSauce processes for those other surfaces.