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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2004 09:55:18 PM »

How much did the bottle cost you?
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« 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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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2004 10:18:39 PM »

Thats is a very neat project  =)
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« 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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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2004 01:51:53 PM »

Ok guys, this is a fuzzy memory, so bear with me...
I think I saw on 'Changing Rooms' (the british version of Trading Spaces) the designer put the omnigel equivalent on a picture and then smacked it onto fabric (before it dried)  Then after drying did the soak, peel off paper thing.  The result was the picture directly on the fabric.  Would this work with  omnigel?  Or do you think it's an entirely different product?
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2004 01:58:55 PM »

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Ok guys, this is a fuzzy memory, so bear with me...
I think I saw on 'Changing Rooms' (the british version of Trading Spaces) the designer put the omnigel equivalent on a picture and then smacked it onto fabric (before it dried)  Then after drying did the soak, peel off paper thing.  The result was the picture directly on the fabric.  Would this work with  omnigel?  Or do you think it's an entirely different product?


I think that's a different product...but I'm not totally sure.  With omnigel, you can use it on fabric, but I haven't tried it, and I can't imagine that it would work to try and get the paper off afterwards....  
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2004 02:03:34 PM »

I always assumed that it meant that you can sew the omnigel transfer onto the fabric...

I think if you coated the picture, added extra omni gel to the fabric, and then slapped the picture on, it might work. I'm off to try that with my bottle, will post results.
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2004 01:16:31 PM »

I attempted the picture on the fabric and it didn't really work. The image stuck to the fabric, but it looked like a bad iron-on transfer, where you can see that it's obviously stuck on the fabric.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2004 02:01:57 PM »

that is like so pretty i luv it!   Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2004 02:03:31 PM »

that is so pretty i luv it!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2004 10:26:10 AM »

You can do the same thing using acrylic gel medium (which is cheaper and comes in several different finishes, but may not dry as fast).  The only way I've been able to do transfers onto glass is by sanding the glass ahead of time.  I think there's a Japanese product that allows for easier glass transfers...I can't remember the name though.  I'll do a search when I have more time.  

I've used acrylic gel medium on fabric the way you saw it done on Trading Spaces (the end result is a little stiff, and I'm not sure I would trust it in the dryer, but is waterproof and cool looking).  Here are the steps to a perfect acrylic medium fabric transfer:

1. Get a mirror image (backwards) photocopy or lazer print of your image (inkjet wont work because the waterbased ink doesn't bond to the acrylic)

2. Paint a medium coat of acrylic on both the fabric and the front of the image.  Let dry completely (an hour or more depending on the humidity and heat--you can use a blow dryer if you're impatient like me).

3. Paint another medium coat of acrylic onto the front of the image and place onto the fabric.

4. Lightly burnish to remove any air bubbles.  Any acrylic medium that squishes out from between the image and the fabric can be wiped away gently with a damp sponge or towel.

5. Wait for the medium to dry completely--I usually let dry overnight.  If the medium is not dry as a bone, your transfer may tear.

6.  Wet the back of the image and rub off the paper.  To get all the paper off, I sometimes use a scrub brush--if the acrylic medium is thouroughly dry, a light scrubbing shouldn't rip the image.

7. To make the image totally impervious, coat with another thin layer of acrylic.  
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2004 10:35:56 AM »

The name of that transfer medium I was thinking of is Lazertran paper.  It's pretty expensive, but it does work on non-porous surfaces.
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2004 02:05:47 AM »

This sounds like doing a gel medium transfer, and that works great on fabric!
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2004 10:14:48 AM »

does anyone know where you can get these products in england? shop, mail order, internet, any will do. cheers
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2004 10:49:59 AM »

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The first post has a link for where to buy omnigel...I think you can order gel medium at any art store online...not sure about the fabric stuff though...
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2004 11:11:38 AM »

thanks, i've already been there and they only ship in the US, any other ideas anyone please?
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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2004 03:27:47 PM »

oh, that stuff is cool.  I'll have to try and find some next time I'm home.
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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2004 11:15:09 PM »

thanks, i've already been there and they only ship in the US, any other ideas anyone please?

try googling to find the actual website of the makers of the product. usually they have a "contact us!" e-mail, so you could e-mail them directly and ask them where it's available in the UK. i've had to do that in canada too, there's so many more fun products available in the US!
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2004 10:43:42 AM »

does anyone know where you can get these products in england? shop, mail order, internet, any will do. cheers

You should be able to get acrylic medium at any craft or art supply store.  It will be in the painting aisle probably next to or below the acrylic paints.
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2006 05:50:35 PM »

ok, the process with the acrylic medium makes sense to me.
but i am totally lost on the "wax paper" step of the omnigel process.
does the image stay on the wax paper? that doesn't make sense, so i'm sure that's not what you mean, but... what happens? 
there must be a bubble in my brain somewhere.
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