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Eric Cox28/04/2022 11:24:12
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If you don't have any transfer paper you can create "transfer" in the following way

select design reduce to correct size and print out on ordinary printer paper

when ink is dried apply two coats of clear nail varnish allow drying between coats

cut out and soak in water

rub off paper and you'll be left with a "transfer" ready to be applied.

Jon Lawes28/04/2022 11:34:39
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Interesting. I assume you have to stick it in some way?

Nick Clarke 328/04/2022 16:09:13
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Two methods I used a very log time ago

a) Print out your design a densely as you can or use an image from a glossy magazine.-spray your object with acrylic varnish - when nearly dry squeegee your image onto the soft varnish and allow to dry - soak off the paper leaving the image behind.

b)Use sticky backed paper (Do you remember butterfly brand while sticky labels?) - the type you need to lick to make it stick - spray with acrylic varnish - paint on your design - spray with varnish again cut out and you have a waterslide transfer.

Of historic interest only nowadays!

UPDATE - Apparently gummed brown paper tape is still available and should work!

Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 28/04/2022 16:13:01

Ramon Wilson28/04/2022 17:42:08
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UPDATE - Apparently gummed brown paper tape is still available and should work!

Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 28/04/2022 16:13:01

Certainly is and certainly does wink

Not so sure about acrylic varnish in this specific usage - not tried it in this fashion but it may not flex as well as ordinary varnish. How the water based varnishes will work is unknown either.,

Been a long time since I did this but it does work really well.

Tug

 

PS Nick, if you spray the 'object' first and then apply the image surely that reverses the image. I recall someone telling me they had done similar but sprayed the varnish onto a magazine page (over specific image) first - once dry the paper is soaked off and the 'transfer' - varnish layer is applied to the 'object' with further varnish.

 

Edited By Ramon Wilson on 28/04/2022 17:49:05

Nick Clarke 328/04/2022 18:23:12
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Posted by Ramon Wilson on 28/04/2022 17:42:08:

PS Nick, if you spray the 'object' first and then apply the image surely that reverses the image.

Edited By Ramon Wilson on 28/04/2022 17:49:05

The image was reversed I now recall

I used acrylic varnish because I read about it in a US publication put out by Metalflake a US paint company and that is what they suggested - and as I was working with automotive paint at the time it was readily available from stock ('transfer to mixing bay' as I recall)

We did not stock synthetic varnish and the cellulose varnish (blend-in clear) was too quick drying and soaked the paper through too quickly.

bernard towers29/04/2022 14:28:48
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Eric

\Does the nail varnish only go onto the printed design or could you spray it on ?

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