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Cute Lil Katie Kat
« on: August 04, 2009 07:17:47 PM »

Hey everybody,

I absolutely love the look of these!  Any idea how you would do 'transfers' like this?

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5738388

Thanks in advance!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009 12:06:02 AM »

I'm not sure but they really are gorgeous...I love the birdie ones! MAybe the people in image reproduction will know about transfers? Huh I'll watch this thread!    Just found this by googling "how to make transfers for wood"    http://www.ehow.com/video_4955940_photocopy-transfer-wood.html      There were a few others too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009 10:24:23 AM »

First, there are various ways to transfer images to surfaces.  
The videos in the link just given use "acrylic medium" (which he's inaccurately calling acrylic "media") and they usually make a "direct" transfer.  
Clear acrylic mediums can be purchased in gloss or matte versions near the acrylic paints at craft and art supply stores.  
Other materials can be used to transfer images though besides acrylic mediums.

Note that he's using a photocopy here, not an inkjet print.  That's important because it uses toner instead of ink and will transfer much better (so photocopies, laser copies, and the permanent inks that come in some newer printers like Durabrite will all be best on plain paper).
"Transfer papers" are also commonly used (even with inkjet printers), and even things like polyurethane, vinegar, packing tape, etc., can be used to transfer images without special papers.
(There are also ways to make intermediary clear "decals" with special paper or liquid polymer clay etc., which can be made then later adhered to a surface.)

If you want to check out some other lessons on using acrylic mediums to create transfers, check out this page of my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/transfers.htm
...click on Non-Liquid Clay mediums (in the Transfer Liquids category)
...or click on Transfer Papers if you want to know more about those
(Various other ways of transferring images to baked polymer clay, as well as to raw polymer clay, are also discussed on that page at length, so don't get confused.)

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009 04:04:05 AM »

Thanks for all the info, Diane!!!

Also, I found another good link if anyone is interested:
http://www.ebsqart.com/artMagazine/za_513.htm
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009 11:30:46 AM »

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Thanks for that link!  I'd never heard of using clear siliconized caulking to do transfers with (in pretty much the same way as acrylic mediums, polyurethanes, and other acrylic varnishes).  

I also didn't know that Elmer's was now making a version of caulking ...I can't tell though which of the two containers of "Elmers Squeeze 'N Caulk"**  she might have used (or they may be the same material, just sold in diff. countries, or one older and now phased out, etc.).  
** http://www.google.com/images?q=Elmers+Squeeze+N+Caulk


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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009 01:15:24 PM »

Can I ask a question then??  Can I use the xylene transfer method to transfer an image onto frosted glass or plastic??  Would it need sealing afterwards?

I'm just wondering because I did a project last year with Lazertran waterslide paper onto a glass lamp, and I would like to reproduce something like that again.  The Lazertran paper is very pricey though.  Also, that would probably be a better way to label my kitchen containers if I could.
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