• How do I create an acrylic transfer?

    Acrylic Transfers allow you to essentially grab the ink later off a copied or printed material and embed it into the acrylic film.

    Acrylic transfers allow you to incorporate extraordinary photographs or newspaper clippings into your painting or collage without sacrificing the original.
    Tips and Techniques:
    1. Choose an image and affix it to a non-stick surface using tape or a few brush strokes of Gloss Medium and Varnish. This will prevent any buckling of the image.
    2. Using a flat brush or palette knife, apply a thin, even coat of any Liquitex Gloss Gel or Gloss Medium & Varnish (approximately 1/8” thick), completely covering the entire surface of the image.
    3. Allow to dry until the medium is fully transparent. Detach the image from the surface and immerse in water for about 10 minutes until the paper is saturated.
    4. Gently rub the paper off the acrylic sheet with your fingertips or with a soft sponge. Set the transfer aside to dry. (The acrylic medium may become cloudy when wet, but will dry clear.)
    5. When the medium is dry to the touch, the transfer can be permanently attached to any support using Gloss Medium & Varnish or any Liquitex Gel Medium.

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