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« on: May 24, 2008 03:26:21 PM »

Well, I wish my first post here was a bit more successful, but thereyougo...

Today I tried that TransferGoop for the first time today, to take a photograph of mine [that yes, I ACTUALLY took in Paris, France! lol] and put it on a purse. The vision I had in my head was a LOT better than what I was able to produce...








It took two tries to make a transfer, and the second time wasn't even THAT good, but I didn't want to waster printer ink. The second mistake I made was to choose a black surface. I was hoping the white would come out more white, but it wasn't enough to make the photograph noticeable, so I had to paint white behind it before I could iron on the photo. Then, of course, I was trying to artistically cover up the edges and make it look a little less pathetic, but alas...

I'm rather disappointed and bothered by the wasted materials, but such is the risk of a new craft  Undecided


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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008 03:48:43 PM »

I think thats a great bag
its an awesome photo and Im jealous you personally got to take it
I also have that same little pendant with the map on it Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008 06:31:36 PM »

I think it looks great! That picture is awesome.

I've never heard of Transfer Goop. How does it work?
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008 06:47:51 PM »

It's like a glue that "steals" ink from an original photo, whether it be from a magazine or whatever (just not an actual photo - something with a penetrable surface). You coat the image in the gunk, "bake" it, soak it, then peel off the thin, flexible transfer that the gunk turns into. Obviously, it totally destroys the image, so make copies if it's important! Then you put the gunk on the transfer, use a transfer paper, and iron it on to the surface.

I don't think it's worth all that effort for the fabric. Since I printed the photo myself, I would have rather just used regular ink-jet transfer paper. It would be great for wood and surfaces like that though! Just takes a little practice Smiley

this is the stuff I used:
http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=PAINT~FPA~FPCRTRFR&Page=1
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 12:49:06 PM »

Is the Goop expensive?  I love image transfer techniques!
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 06:30:41 PM »

Is the Goop expensive?  I love image transfer techniques!


It was $14.99 for the "starter kit" which included the goop, the transfer paper, two popsicle sticks, and two cheap brushes. I'm not sure how much the goop costs by itself...
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008 08:12:50 PM »

Wow so many cool new techniques I'm hearing of on this site!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008 06:41:30 PM »

 I think it looks great.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009 02:37:26 PM »

Congrats on best of 08.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=bestof2008
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009 07:17:18 PM »


Wow, really?! Thanks!
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