Thursday, October 11, 2007

Contact Paper Transfer

I took a wonderful "all you want to know" transfer class from Darlene McElroy last week. It was a very informative and fun class. I have wanted for some time to explore the various methods of making transfers. Darlene made it seem so simple I came home and played for a day or two and came up with this image and several below. This was done with clear plastic contact paper and a magazine image. You can also use clear packing tape. Simply place the contact paper or tape over the image. Then soak the piece in water for a minute or two. Then with fingers rub off the paper. It's easier if you sand it a bit before trying to rub off the paper. I left this as it was applied to the surface, so you can see the edges of the paper/tape. I would usually apply acrylic paint or water soluble crayons to hide the edges.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All of this information was wonderful. I am looking forward to trying them out. Thanks for sharing. It sure is a bonus in our artistic lives.