Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Friday & Water Transfers

I was one excited girl yesterday when I pulled out some old instructions for water transfers. The instructions were from Lesley Riley who heads my ink jet yahoo group. Your supplies consist of,
an ink jet printer, photo paper (glossy) & a spray bottle of water! I tried this one other time & could not get the ink to roll off the paper. I pulled out an old package of photo paper we purchased at least 5 years ago & it worked perfectly. The problem is...I have no clue who made the paper. It was in a plain box & the paper was wrapped in black plastic inside. No maker whatsoever! This is what I did:
1) Print ink jet pic on glossy photo paper. 2) Dampen your substrate. 3) Spray your photo 2-3 times with the water. 4) Lay photo face down & burnish.
Now as far as what glossy photo paper'll just have to experiment a bit.
TRY IT! It's so quick & easy. I printed mine on a Mulberry type paper.
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Halloween!


Archie and Melissa said...

oh my goodness diane!

it came out wonderfully! i will have to try that!

happy halloween!

m & e

Anonymous said...

love the water transfers, now try them on watercolor card stock, you can use them as gift cards.... very nice

Unknown said...

Hi Diane!!!

these are so neat...I love the way they turned out....Cole says hello and we both wish you a wonderful and spooky Hallowe'en!


Marilyn said...

These are great, Diane. I'm going to try it today. I have been working all week with transparency and not haviing much luck.

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Just absolutely beautiful!

GAIL said...

I will absolutely try this. it sounds so much easier than gel mediums and costly papers. Thanks for sharing all your "short cuts" and blog finds!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN project!