Wednesday, November 7, 2007

decorative book box-transfer technique-projects

picture to trasfer(colored photocopies of images)
transfer medium
white or light colored acrylic paint
colored acrilic paint-metalic acrilic paint

How to transfer:
1.Prepare the surface of the wood.Sand and paint white or light colored acrylic color.Apply 2 times.
2.Cut out images to be transferred.
3.Apply medium to the surface.Let dry 20 minutes.Then apply medium again.Place image print-side down on the surface.Use the finger gently push down the picture and push out the wrinkles.Let dry at least 4 hours or overnight.
4.Take a wet but not dripping washcloth and lay it across the back of the paper and wait for a minute. Slowly and lightly begin pressing the washcloth around the paper until becomes more transparent . Start in the middle of the paperand peel off carefully. Work slowly and occasionally apply more water until another large layer of paper is gone. At this point as the image dries there is usually some bits of paper left leaving a sort of white haze.Start the process of wetting and rubbing over again until the images is crisp and clear.
5-Apply colored acrilic paint other surface of the box.(bordered with metalic paint)
Apply a coat of sealer for protection .

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