Sunday, February 3, 2008

D.I.Y. Transfer

Oh, here's something nifty: tape transfers. The directions are quite straightforward, summarized as follows: put tape on image, soak image in warm water for 10 minutes, then rub the paper off and you're left with a semi-translucent sticker. The sticker may not have any stickiness left so be prepared to glue your transfer to the lucky home of its (your) choice. Image heavy directions were helpful too (scroll to second half). I tried it with a newspaper clipping, magazine scrap and xerox copy snippet.
My observations:
The xerox copy turned out the clearest.
The magazine was very stubborn in the rub off stage, and the results were not so impressive.
The newsprint came out very light- the low quality of the paper didn't stick very well.
Perhaps-If you want a magazine picture, xerox it first. Colors don't transfer very well.

I also did some more decoupage (directions in my last blog entry: ) The second one is on an old mint tin.


Monica DiDonato said...

The mint container thing is pretty cool, I wish I was creative enough to make something cool like that!

AubidadedBallad said...

Wow! That was quite the story telling! Im quite amazed at all the things you've done! No wonder your soo happy! Well I hope you had your fun and excitement. In the mean while, as winters kicking in right now, we might be expecting some change! A change in weather hopefully to the better :} I dunno, some how reading about what you wrote makes me remember things that I never thought I would have ever remembered, funny how that works doesn't it??
-Much LoVe
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