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slick
« on: January 30, 2004 06:00:24 PM »

This omnigel stuff is so cool! http://www.houstonart.com/omnigel/omnigel.htm
You can transfer images onto any surface, including, as is shown here, copper.  All you do is:
1. Put 3 coats of omnigel on the picture
2. Let it dry an hour or so
3. Put it in a tray of water for 15 minutes
4. Pull it out, put it face down on wax paper, and carefully roll the paper off the back with your fingers.
5. Use omnigel to glue it onto any surface.
6. I think it's really cool because it gives you this flexible image that is shiny on one side, matte on the other side, and it's semi-transparent, so, in this case, the copper shines through.

So, that's what I did to get the image and then I glued it on the copper.  Used thin sheets of copper to cut out copper hearts and then a letter set to emboss her name and xo's, and then my cool mini-torch to color and darken the copper and glued it all on there.    I love omnigel!!  

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yousmellspecial
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2004 03:11:52 PM »

that's amazing! i've heard about this process but never really saw the results... could you possibly post a step by step tutorial to familiarize us with the process?
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slick
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2004 10:19:16 PM »

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that's amazing! i've heard about this process but never really saw the results... could you possibly post a step by step tutorial to familiarize us with the process?


Sure!  
1.  Cut out your picture.  Everything I've tried (laser printer ink, magazine photos, etc.) works, except for ink jet ink!  The ink doesn't hold from ink jets.  Then use a brush to coat it with omnigel--do 3 layers.  You brush it on vertically, then let it dry a few minutes.  Put on another diagonal coat, let it dry a few minutes.  Put on another diagonal coat going the other way with your strokes.  Let it dry for at least an hour.  


It will look like this:

2.  Let it soak in a shallow tray of water for 10-15 minutes.


3.  Pull it out and put it on wax paper on a hard surface and turn it face down.  Carefully roll off the paper with your fingers.  If it gets too dry, spritz with more water.  



That's it--it's ready to be glued onto almost surface!  It's semi-transparent and flexible.   It's okay if it tears--when you glue it on, you won't be able to tell!  But if you notice it tearing, maybe put the glue on thicker next time!  


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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2004 03:31:06 AM »

I can't believe this, but yeah I can: the Siren image in your abover tutorial, slick? It's on that same coffee table-top I was decoupaging years ago... w/ that Frida image I told you about. Ah, synchronicity.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004 09:15:55 AM »

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I can't believe this, but yeah I can: the Siren image in your abover tutorial, slick? It's on that same coffee table-top I was decoupaging years ago... w/ that Frida image I told you about. Ah, synchronicity.    
 
 
silverBamboo!  We have some kind of karmic connection going on!   Wink  That's very cool!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2004 08:17:11 PM »

That's cool!
So will it stick onto glass? I'm thinking maybe you could use it for those tall candles that usually have saints on them , maybe using the ones with no picture and putting on your own...oohhh
must buy omnigel...
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evenstar
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2004 09:55:18 PM »

How much did the bottle cost you?
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slick
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2004 10:08:45 PM »

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How much did the bottle cost you?

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That's cool!
So will it stick onto glass? I'm thinking maybe you could use it for those tall candles that usually have saints on them , maybe using the ones with no picture and putting on your own...oohhh
must buy omnigel...


It's about $9.00 at Houston Art, but lasts forever!  And, I think it's a great idea, craftypixie, to try it on a candle because it will stick to glass, and then the image will glow!  Try it out and post, please!   Smiley
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TinySoapyBubbles
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2004 10:18:39 PM »

Thats is a very neat project  =)
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susank
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2004 01:08:41 PM »

holy hot damn.  Someone canonize slick.  Thank you soooo much for bringing this product to our attention, and esp for making a tutorial of how to use it!  OmniGel should give you a kickback.

--susan.
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