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Lesson Plans

Re: Transfers "Acrylic Lift"

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Sun, 19 Dec 1999 00:18:15 EST

I have an article for a method called Acrylic Lift. Ultimately you will
have an image impregnated into the acrylic. This is what it says:
This method is an easy way to mount pictures obtained from newspapers and
magazines. First, blot denatured alcohol (which is toxic) on the chosen
picture to loosen the ink. When this has dried, spray or brush 5 or 6 coats
of clear acrylic paint (I guess "paint" means sealer), over the surface.
After the sealer has dried completely, soak the picture in room temperature
water for a half hour. Next, remove it and gently rub off all of the paper
fibers, leaving only the ink impregnated in the acrylic. The acrylic image
film can then be secured to a glazed fired object. (I guess you could put it
on other things too.)
Apply a thin coat of acrylic sealer to the surface of the ceramic object.
When this coat becomes tacky, smooth the acrylic image into position and
press out any air bubbles. Cover the image film with 1 or 2 thin coats of
acrylic sealer and let dry. The process is now complete with no additional
firing. The disadvantage is the image can be scratched off. (maybe you could
put some coats of Varathane or varnish to help with keeping the image safe
from scratches).
I have not tried this, but if anybody does be sure & let us know.

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