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Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289481 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 6:10pm
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chenille chicks tattooed to their foreheads?

Foreheads...hhhmm really? i was thinkin'....never mind

deniserows
onto the chenille
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289594 by taco
Sep 29, 2008 6:30pm
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i went back through the thread, but can't seem to find if it was mentioned what type of printer worked for this transfer... does it matter?

I used the laser paper, because that is all I have in my house. Someone else will have to try the inkjet paper. But I would imagine that the results would be the same.

Please explain this to me........if you create your design, then print onto the paper, what do you do with the rest of the paper? Can it get run through again? How do you adjust for spacing? Those kind of questions.

I fill up the whole sheet of paper with various designs. If you don't want to do that, you could probably cut it in half, and use half sheets. But I wouldn't print images individually because of the two step process of the paper.

Here is how it works: You create your design (I am fond of both Corel, and Photoshop), set up how you want the image to look (black and white images look the best, and have the clearest lines), decide on the size of the image, etc (usually best to run a test sheet of plain paper to make sure everything looks how you want it) then print onto the special tattoo paper. Then, they also give you a sheet of special medical adhesive. This is what makes it tattoo-able. You peel off the backing on the adhesive sheet, and stick it to the sheet you've printed on. The adhesive bonds to the ink. So then you pull off the sheet that the adhesive was stuck to (once you stick it on the printed paper, the adhesive comes off and sticks to the tattoo paper), put it face down on the rubber, wet the back, and the image sticks to the rubber, just like it would stick to your skin! I know that's a little confusing. Maybe I can get a photo tutorial up...

Does that make more sense? I don't quite understand your question about adjusting for spacing, but did the above explanation answer your questions?

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289619 by deniserows
Sep 29, 2008 6:32pm
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Foreheads...hhhmm really? i was thinkin'....never mind

I'll show you mine, if you show me yours! ;o)

HPL
*who was so totally dared to type that!*
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289634 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 9:07pm
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Someone else will have to try the inkjet paper. But I would imagine that the results would be the same.

After reading your post, I dug around in my file cabinet and found an unopened package of temporary tattoo paper for inkjet printers. Don't really remember why I originally bought it... it's been in the drawer for a few years. This one is made by International Paper and is called "Invent It! Body Sticker Tattoos".

It works the same way as you described. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works.

~SB~
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289231 by RavenWolf
Sep 29, 2008 9:38pm
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Does this mean there will be a new 'sleazy fairy' box soon?

Spike
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289481 by Hufflepuff Lost
Sep 29, 2008 11:09pm
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A whole bunch of people wandering trails with pictures of chenille chicks tattooed to their foreheads

I was thinking about the LnB event stamp made into one.

Shiloh
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289616 by ElectricMedic
Sep 30, 2008 8:30am
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if you create your design, then print onto the paper, what do you do with the rest of the paper?

I've been pondering this too. I've no idea if it will actually work, but I have a theory that goes like this:
Print a trial image on a sheet of paper.
Cut a piece of the tattoo paper that's big enough to cover the image.
Take that cut piece and tape it over the printed image, using tape perhaps, but taking care not to tape over areas that will be printed on.
Run this modified paper through the printer again.

Again, no idea of this will work, but it's an idea.
LunaSea
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289844 by LunaSea
Sep 30, 2008 9:50am
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Print a trial image on a sheet of paper.
Cut a piece of the tattoo paper that's big enough to cover the image.
Take that cut piece and tape it over the printed image, using tape perhaps, but taking care not to tape over areas that will be printed on.
Run this modified paper through the printer again.

We use this method all the time to print on shaped papers and card stock pieces. No reason it wouldn't work with this product as well. Bear in mind that you have a higher risk of jamming the printer, so know how to get it unstuck if it happens.

Tee
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289897 by Shadohart
Sep 30, 2008 9:53am
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A little further experimentation has revealed that a light dusting of baby powder will get rid of the sticky feeling on the rubber after you transfer the tattoo.

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #289898 by RavenWolf
Dec 5, 2008 6:12pm
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OK, so I tried this technique earlier. What I have found is that once the tattoo has dried, if your blade is not RAZOR sharp, the image will crumble. How has it worked for you? Do you keep the image damp while carving?

EM
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #319813 by ElectricMedic
Dec 9, 2008 1:55pm
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OK, so I tried this technique earlier. What I have found is that once the tattoo has dried, if your blade is not RAZOR sharp, the image will crumble. How has it worked for you? Do you keep the image damp while carving?

Huh. That's interesting. I've actually never had that problem. The issue I have with tattoo paper is that it is - essentially - medical adhesive and it likes to remain a smidge tacky. A little bit of baby powder takes care of that.

I'm trying to think what would help keep it from crumbling without taking off the tattoo. A thin layer of vaseline maybe? I don't know if that would destroy the image though. Sorry I can't be of more help, I've just never run into that problem. =(

~RW
Re: Transfer Technique
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Reply to: #321342 by RavenWolf
Dec 9, 2008 2:42pm
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I got a paper towel and kept is moist. It was one of those tattoos that are mass produced, my mom bought it in a gift store. I wanted to try a few more carves with the tattoos that you get in the machines at the grocery store before I purchase sheets. Thanks for the baby powder idea.

EM