Re: transfers

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Posted by Karin on September 5, 2002 at 15:53:02:

In reply to: Re: transfers posted by Casey on September 5, 2002 at 01:46:23:

: I agree that using the inkjet is an easy way to transfer an image.
: do it often (today, in fact) and I find that glossy photo paper in
: 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
: 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
: design with be mirrored on your skin. Just henna over the lines
: 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
: out great.

Ah, yes - the photo paper! I have tried with regular paper and got
such a faint outline. I remember how long the ink takes to dry on
that photo paper though! Thanks!


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