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« on: March 24, 2008 07:21:41 PM »

Today I bought New Moon by Stephanie Meyer and inside are these beautiful temporary tattoos.
And well, since I feel I'm a little old to be wearing temporary tattoos- and hate the idea of using them once and never seeing them again is it possible that I could some how transfer them to glass?
Maybe to a mirror or a jewlery box?
Some sort of glass surface?

If not, does anyone have any better ideas for me?

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008 07:37:38 PM »

I'm not sure about glass, but I transfered one on to a piece of thin glossy cardboard once, and that worked pretty well. You'd also probably want to cover it with clear or something if you want it to stay.

« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008 09:40:28 PM »

I've transferred them to glossed wood, but that's not as smooth as glass.  I think the surface would need a little bit of roughness for the tattoo to stick, otherwise, it might slide off or scratch easily. 
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008 09:54:33 PM »

You could try! It may make a neat collage - like frame 5-6 layers of glass with the tattoos stuck to the different layers so they could be kind of "floating", giving a little collage some depth... I'd just make sure that after you put them on the glass make 100% sure they are dry before touching them. You could make the back layer some other piece of art or neat paper, or even have no backing and hang it in a window.  just an idea....
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008 10:06:59 PM »

Well, you could get some cheap temp tattoos and see how they do on the glass.  I know there are tats designed to go on your fingernails, which is also a smooth surface.  I'll dig around, I think I have some tats hanging around I could experiment with.  I think it's a cool idea.
Oooo, maybe on use on mirrors, too?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008 07:03:29 AM »

I've never tried myself, but would love to know the results.

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008 01:48:40 PM »

I tried one on a compact mirror- just a piece of the tribal design and didn't like how the film around the tattoo reflected on the glass. I also tried over an oil painting on a cardboard box. It looks like the tattoo aheared best there.

But now the question remains....


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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2008 08:06:56 AM »

oooo that's a good question! Maybe some sort of spray polyurethane type of product? Clear nail polish? hmmm I'll keep thinking....

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2008 09:08:49 AM »

I'd think a spray would be best, as a brush could ruin the design. I'd probably use glosscote (it's spray paint that's clear and glossy) becasue I like it, but there's a Dullcote too.

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