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Re: [teacherartexchange] Favorite Art Supplies


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Sep 16 2006 - 19:20:36 PDT

The magazine transfers are simple. Different mags work differently...
I have better luck with thinner, glossy paper (like Newsweek) than
with thicker paper. Non-glossy paper doesn't work at all.

Here's how to do it:

1. Make a collage of magazine pictures on a flat surface.
2. Carefully, place the magazine cut-outs picture-side-to-sticky-side
on the contact paper.
3. Burnish the clear side of the contact paper with fingernails to
get all the air out -- it should look really clear, not filmy.
4. Submerge the contact paper (with the pictures stuck to it) into
warm, slightly sudsy water.
5. Soak for about 10 min, then start peeling the paper off. (You may
want to re-wet it, if the paper doesn't come off easily.)
6. Contact paper will still be sticky, most of the time, and the
image will be transparent. You can mount it to paper or place items
behind it. I like the way it looks with shiny things behind it.
7. Here's a photo of one I did a long time ago:


On 9/16/06, Holmgren <> wrote:
> How do you do magazine transfers with clear contact paper? And, would it
> work with digital prints on paper, as well?
> Mary H.
> p.s. several things I can't live without:
> paper grocery bags--I use them for tempera paint--one per table, squeeze the
> colors of paint to be used on them--kids share. (no containers to wash out
> afterward
> old magazines: I tear out the pages and the kids use them for mixing colors
> with tempera and acrylic paint
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rebecca Burch" <>
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> <>
> Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:12 PM
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Favorite Art Supplies
> > Things I can't live without
> >
> > Sharpie Markers (in black, plus silver and all the colors)
> > Clear Contact Paper (for magazine transfers)
> > Rigid Wrap
> > Heavy foil or tooling metal
> > Yes! Glue
> > Duct tape (yes, really. Kids LOVE making things out of tape!)
> > leftover bits of wire from the phone company
> > Prang soy crayons
> > Prismacolor pencils
> > A digital camera
> > Photoshop
> > Data projector (great for blowing things up and tracing on the wall for
> > murals)
> > Spray Paint
> >
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