Black-and-White Transfer with Marker
Graphic Designer Alanna George demonstrates how to transfer black-and-white art onto an object that can't easily be printed on, such as an envelope flap.
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Materials and Tools:
colorless blending marker with Xylene
black-and-white photo copy of clipart or photo envelope, card or key tag
- Find a suitable piece of clipart or photograph (sim-ple lineart works best). Make a photocopy of art with a toner-based copier or printer.
Note: Transfer process will make a mirror image of your art. You may want to make your photocopy using the reflect option.
- Position your art picture side down on the flap of your envelope. Secure the art with tape.
- Using your blending marker, rub the backside of your art. You may need to rub over your art a couple times for the best results. (Some images need to be rubbed over more than others. You may want to do a test with an extra piece of the art you will be using before you transfer it onto your final object.)
- Without removing art, carefully lift one corner and check to see how it looks.
- If the transfer looks good, un-tape the art and remove it from the envelope.
- As a finishing touch you can color in your art with markers, chalks or colored pencils.
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