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« on: September 21, 2010 08:03:25 PM »

I have this project that I'm doing for school.  I've seen some examples online but I haven't had much luck.  You take an image and print it off using a lazer jet printer.  Then you apply an acrylic medium over the top and let that dry.  Once dried you take water and remove the paper from the acrylic medium. And ta-da you have a transfered image.  Well I can't seem to get the paper off the acrylic medium or I rub some of the image off while rubber paper off too.  Does anyone have any techniques or tips?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010 06:27:17 AM »

Hi there! 

Okay, so first, are you sure you are using a laser image and not a ink-jet image, that would be one reason the ink is coming up.

as for the medium, apply directly to the right side of the image, I like to put one coat on lengthwise, dry, One coat on width-wise, dry, one more coat lengthwise, dry and another width-wise, dry.  So four coats going in opposite directions. after this is TOTALLY DRY wet the back/wrong side, of the piece of paper, really soak it pretty well.

Begin  rubbing the paper in a small circular pattern.  You can even use a toothbrush gently to get it going...GENLTY. 

Soon the paper will start to disintegrate and you will be left with a fairly clear and black image just on the dry Medium.  You can apply this anywhere.

You can also transfer your image directly to whatever you are working with.  See Here>>  http://dayeseye.typepad.com/art_every_day/2010/09/ink-jet-transfer-mini-tutorial-art-every-day-67.html  Although this is done with an ink-jet image you will get the same results with a laser copy.

 and here for a finished product with paint and all. >>  http://dayeseye.typepad.com/art_every_day/2010/09/free-to-collage-art-every-day-69.html

Hope this helps, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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