|Packing tape transfer - copyright Susie Jefferson|
PACKING TAPE TRANSFERS
This won't work with inkjet transfers: it needs a permanent ink such as laser prints, newsprint, photocopies etc, as it's the toner that makes the magic.
- Choose your piece of artwork and lay transparent tape over it (the wide clear packing tape) and burnish it down well. Cut off any excess.
- Soak in a bowl of cool to warm water for a minute, then rub gently on the back of the image with pad of your finger (not the nail, or you'll scratch the image).
- All the paper 'nibs' will rub away, leaving the image on the back of the tape!
- Let the tape dry - if there's a whitish 'bloom' showing, this means there's still more excess paper left on the back of the tape. Soak again and have another go. Unless you want that effect of course (it's more Shabby Chic...) as my example above.
- If the tape won't stick to your page, use gel medium or Diamond Glaze to adhere it.
- The excess paper could block your sink, so dispose down the loo or an outside drain.
- Have fun with this - images look great in journals etc!
- If you want a matt finish, go over the tape with matte medium (a very thin coat).
Sorry for not posting for a while. For once, not my fault! Tree surgeons have been trimming down branches in the area - and managed to detatch some telephone wires. So no service for a little while.Well, it's better than moaning about my computer!
And just to let you know - I love love love my new one! (still getting used to Windows 7 though... good thing I bought a book. Although I did NOT buy 'Windows7 for the Over 50s' - what cheek!).
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