Feb 3, 2010

I wanted to thank all of my followers and participants. This blog (and all of yours) has become such a source for inspiration for me because of all of you. Thank you!!

Just a quick explanation of the packaging tape transfer method I used in my Party Animal ATC.

First you need an image printed from a laser jet printer. This is important, ink jet printers don't work. I am seriously considering buying one, maybe second hand, as laser jet printers and their ink cartridges are becoming more reasonable. You can find good deals on the ink cartridges on ebay. There are many more transfer techniques that only work with laser jet printers. I got this sheet of images from my sister.
When you cut out your image, simply apply the packaging tape (you can use contact paper as well) over it, smoothing it as best you can.
Soak your paper that is now covered in tape in warm water. After 30 seconds or so, rub the paper off. It will slough off easily, leaving the ink stuck to the tape.
The back stays a little sticky, so I store them on wax paper. The end result is a transparent image. Apply it over any background (patterns are neat) and it will show through the clear parts of the image. Have fun!

3 comments:

Elaine. said...

great, got it, and I've been considering the laser also...thanks for the tutorial
Elaine

Joy said...

Hey thank you for the great tutorial! It was well-written and easy to understand. I am so going to try this with my ATCs this week!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thank you forthe inspirational workshop!.. I made a few ... sometimes are so beautiful pictures in magazines... therefor I love this
making transparencies!
But most time I stamp... that´s my first prefaration!