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Re: transferring images

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Thu, 7 Jan 1999 16:25:13 EST

Re. your question about acrylic polymer being used to "lift" color photos from
magazines for use in collage, I have done this many times and it works really
well. Make sure you use 4-6 layers of polymer- let dry between layers, (final
drying should be overnight); place photo into a warm water bath and allow
paper to soak thoroughly; gently rub off saturated paper. Polymer will turn
white but will regain its transparency when dry. It can then be attached to
the collage using more polymer. Polymer must be applied smoothly without any
large white gobs, otherwise, you will lose transparency in this area. Also, it
seems to work best with quality photos from a Natl. Geographic, but even
newspaper photos have worked. You may have to play with the number of layers
of acrylic polymer- if needed add more! Good Luck!
p.s. as an art teacher for 20 years, I have come to believe strongly in using
materials that are safe for kids. We are not doing the children any good when
we opt for volatile materials such as lighter fluid use in the classroom. I
would even question the use of this in a high school class! I feel you are
setting yourself up for a big disaster!