I am very excited to report that something I read on the internet really worked. I wish I could remember who's site I was on when I saw someone doing an image transfer using packing tape and hand sanitizer. If anyone knows who thought this up, please let me know. I would love to give them credit.
Here's how I did it.
a) Print the image on regular 20 lb paper on a copy machine (not an ink jet printer & I haven't tried it with ink jet yet).
b) Cover the words with packing tape.
c) Burnish the tape into the paper really well. Turn the page over and burnish again so that you have burnished from the tape side and the paper side.
d) Cover paper side of image with hand sanitizer. Let soak into paper. Do not rub image once the hand sanitizer is on the paper.
e) Gently pull paper away from the tape being sure to start away from the image.
f) It will peel right off and leave your image on the tape.
g) Easy Peasy..... I was amazed. I've tried the ones with water and the ones with glue and it was a pain and a mess. This was amazing it was soooo darn easy.
This page was inspired from a paper napkin that my friend, Ann, gave me last weekend. I painted the book page with yellow craft paint. I used gel medium to glue the napkin to the page. The left page was stamped with a ledger stamp in orange archival ink. The Flutterby definitions were written by me and then done with an image transfer method above.
Link to: Paint Party Friday
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