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« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2007 09:05:38 AM »

Nope!  The paint thinner dries super quick and the smell goes with it.  Just be sure to use a VERY SMALL amount.  You don't need much, just enough to make the top piece wet.

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« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2007 09:12:57 AM »

wow, that was fast.

i alread found a dodo bird i want to transfer. i hope i can find the stuff i need. i'm excited!

thanks for posting this nifty wickedly cool idea/method!
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« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2007 09:29:52 PM »

This is great! I've been looking for some instructions on this technique. I'm definitely trying this out. Have you tried doing any images on a large scale? Perhaps by piecing several images together or by getting a large image printed at a copy place... I would be interested to know if that would work.
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« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2007 01:29:31 PM »

Hey i tried this poor mans silk screening today but it wasn't gurd Sad

I printed off my images in college, using a toner. And reversed them so all was well.

I got home and i used the acetone in nail varnish remover. I spread it around in small bits and would press hard with a spoon on each bit until the whole picture was done. And all i got was this:



Then i thought maybe it's a bad surface?

So i tried another image on paper...which i thought was bound to work but then i got this:



Would i get better results with that lacquer paint thinner thing?

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« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2007 02:25:49 PM »

Could it be that the nail varnsh remover doesn't have enough acetone in it to do the trick? I don't know what % acetone it is, but I'm pretty sure it isn't 100%. I don't know if that's the reason, but it's a guess... Wink
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« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2007 02:41:01 PM »

I bet it's the nail polish remover.  I even have some that is non-acetone so it could be the the % is just not high enough.  I'd splurge for the hard core stuff  Wink
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« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2007 05:05:48 PM »

it's also possible your printer is low on toner... or is that image you're trying to print yellow?  I had the impression you could only do black... and agreed, your nail polish remover might not pack enough punch to do the trick
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« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2007 07:40:28 PM »

I like to get xerox copies, because I know they'll work.  And I've only used lacquer thinner, so not too sure there.  You can find the thinner for less than $3 at paint stores.

You really shouldn't have to press to hard for the image to appear...  I hope you try again and share your results, good luck!!!

I'm about to try this on a little mirror I bought at the $ store.  I thought it might make a cool decoration.  I'll post pics when I'm done!
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« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2007 08:42:10 PM »

I tried it on a mirror: 



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« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2007 02:46:19 AM »

so you guys mean that I could photocopy an image and use it???with regular paper right? How did you do that with the mirror?is that silver coloured?
sorry for the bunch of questions
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