A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

I have a question for the DIY crafty types on my frinds list.

A while back I saw this process of printing an image to a transparency and they using the transparency at a transfer. You put the gunk on the paper and it frees the imk and the ink absorbs into the paper making these cool looking transfers with only the ink transferring, unlike with normal transfer paper.

I've got some steel sheets from Home Depot, some clear primer, and the gunk. Unfortunately I have laserjet transparency sheets instead of ink jet (the ink does not abosrb in and just beads). But I was wondering if anyone has tried doing transfers to metal?

Ideally I want it to come out looking like a tin-type (photo emulsion on sheets of tin).

Before I go spend more money and time on this, does anyone have a sure fire way of transferring to metal with only the ink transferring?

The eventual goal is to use the printed metal for journal and notebook covers. I know I'm looking forward to my journal being graced with a "tin-type" of Iceberg Slim. :-P

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