Re: transfers


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Posted by Casey on September 5, 2002 at 01:46:23:

In reply to: Re: transfers posted by Kenzi on September 4, 2002 at 22:55:39:

I agree that using the inkjet is an easy way to transfer an image. I
do it often (today, in fact) and I find that glossy photo paper in an
inkjet printer works best. This trick works best with B&W line art
images and not too well at all with color images, in my experience.
Print out the image in the 'draft' mode for max speed, cut it out
with a scissors and then immediately apply the image to moistened
skin. Work fast. The ink hasn't had enough time time to dry
completely and it transfers the most intricate details. Works just
like those 'lick 'em and stick 'em tats we used as kids. :) Just
remember to reverse the image on your computer before printing or the
design with be mirrored on your skin. Just henna over the lines and
don't worry about the printer ink. I used this technique today to
make an exact copy of the Grave Creek Stone in henna on a bicep.
Three lines of tightly spaced glyphs in a irregular oval and it came
out great.

 


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