Read Thread: Transfer Technique
I'll show you mine, if you show me yours! ;o)
*who was so totally dared to type that!*
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.
Does this mean there will be a new 'sleazy fairy' box soon?
I was thinking about the LnB event stamp made into one.
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.
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.
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.
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. =(
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.