First paint your surface using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints in your favorite color - or mix a color yourself! Here, I am painting a 2x2" square of Sticky-back Canvas with Painterly Pink.
Press your photocopied image directly into the wet paint. Press gently to make sure there is good contact. Laser copies will work best for this technique - for example the copies you make at the Kinkos or Office Depot. Not the kind that come from your home inkjet copying machine. You use a color copy or a b/w copy, just keep in mind that your paint color that you choose will show through a little bit, so keep that in mind when you choose your copy and paint color! Also your image will be reversed when you transfer it, so if you have words make sure to flip the image in the copying machine.
Allow to dry completely. I prefer to let it dry for a couple hours. The #1 thing that can go wrong with this techqniue is not allowing it to dry all the way. Once dry then spray the back of the copy with water, I like to make a little puddle and let the water sit for a minute or two. You will start to see the paper go transparant.
Gently rub off the paper pulp with your fingers. Once all the paper pulp is removed your transfer is done!!
That's it! You have created a transfer into paint!
i'm still so in love with these paints, my fav for my mixed media!!
Now I'm glad I waited to do my father's day cards. I've got some sticky-back canvas and paint upstairs - I'm heading up there now to check it out.
This is a wonderful tutorial. You always make everything look so easy with your clear instructions and wonderful examples. I love your products, and now I have something new to try using them.
Do you have to do this on canvas?
Does it work equally well with photos and graphic images?
Thanks for the demo, I am looking into buying your paints here in Australia...Would magazine pictures be okay to transfer if I cant get to a laser copy place?...xx