Two problems, both caused I feel by lack of enough information in the jewellery magazine projects. Any advice is greatly appreciated as my daughter particularly wants to move forwards into stamped images on metal, wood and other materials. Thank you in advance.
1. Transferring printed images to packing tape. The process places the image onto the tape, image side down. Immerse in water, rub off paper with finger, image stays on tape. Supposedly. So far the image comes right off with the paper. Any suggestions for how to fix this? Using very strong clear packing tape from Post Office, it's like wide sticky tape. Images were scanned from books and printed out on regular white paper, as instructed, on best setting on our printer. (magazine is handcrafted jewelry special issue 2011 from interweave.com pg 84) Will we have the same problem with print pieces cut from old books?
2. Stamping onto metal prior to cutting it out to file and sand for finished project. They say just stamp it. Well, trying this on aluminum didn't work, despite scouring with metal wool first. Oh the image will stamp but it's incredibly faint. They say use an ordinary stamp pad. It's too dilute. Suggestions?