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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Acrylic Paint Transfers.....Wowza!!!!!!

All the latest buzz is about Claudine Hellmuth's fabby new tutorial on You Tube. Using Ranger Metallic Acrylic Paint Daubers as a transfer medium! If you haven't checked the demo out yet, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9mL5hk6ieQ

Ok, the demo is great, but I can mess up just about any transfer....

I don't have any of the Ranger Paint Daubers, but I do have some cheapo metallic acrylic paint! I decided to give it a try......what the heck!
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I slathered on some Folk Art Pearl White acrylic paint over a small laminate sample. I tore out a little girl image from Lisa's Altered Art and slapped that baby down over the paint. I gently burnished the image and then let it dry. I then ran some cold water over the image and rubbed off the paper (and a little of the paint around the image)
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Well, I have to say that I want to kiss Claudine Hellmuth! (This would be followed by legal action and a possible restraining order.....good thing she lives in another state......) Not only did the transfer work, but it's about the best transfer I have ever done!!!

I LOVE this technique and I am almost crying because I can now do a good transfer with very simple ingredients!!

Life is good............


Here she is:
Some of my paint peeled off of the laminate sample, but I like it! :)

21 comments:

  1. Cant wait to give it a go,
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I had to try it too! Haven't posted my photos yet but they came out great. No more coating with gel medium for me!
    -Christy

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  3. Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If possible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the Webcam, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://webcam-brasil.blogspot.com. A hug.

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  4. Susan, I watched that tutorial last night (just before I turned into a pumpkin!) and to find out it works with any old acrylics is fabulous news! I'm off to a retail park today, so guess what I shall be hunting for?!!
    BTW - why don't you post your tag to the SOYBS challenge blog run by Lisa Gifford? It's all about image transfers this week and I'm sure everyone who joins in would love to see your tag!

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  5. Oh GF, this is so exciting, I have not looked at the video yet, but will this weekend fer sure, between cookin' and hiding the eggs for DH...love your explanation, you write in my language! and I can follow you....hugz

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  6. Whoda guess about the acrylic paint? I had thought about it but have not tried it yet. Thanks yours turned out fantastic. I have a green dabber and that's it:>)

    BTW the rest of your blog is great also!!!

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  7. wow Susan, that turned out great. I am so glad you tested on regular acrylics for the rest of us, lol. Loved the comment on kissing and restraining orders, lol. You crack me up, lol. Hoppy Easter Eggs. Hugz, Scary

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  8. I rushed to try this and like you I was amazed at how successful it was - will share my picture soon on my blog...

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  9. Great! Thanks for the link. I tried this with el cheapo acrylic paint. Works as a charm :)

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  10. What a great technique! And your example is wonderful.

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  11. thanks for sharing your wonderful piece. I will give it a try.

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  12. Dear Susan. I found your blog on the Claudine H. Yahoo group and read ALL your posts. What an incredible artist you are. You must create EVERY day. I learned so much from you and am going to give your instructions a try. Thanks oodles for sharing.

    Jo McQueen
    www.thequeensdresserdrawers.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing that- I must try it!

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  14. Susan,

    What I love about your blog is that you are always on the cutting edge. The fact that some of the paint peeled from the laminate gives it that perfect vintage charm. You do super work.

    Elizabeth

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  15. Susan... yay!! I did it... see here! Thanks for being such a 'crafty' pal! Higs, Rosie

    http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/image-transfer-for-dummies/

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  16. Eureka! (We in California know that to mean "I have found it"...our State motto referring to finding gold!) I feel like I just found gold reading about your el cheapo acrylic transfer medium! Hot diggity dog...I'm in! Thanks!!
    Pat

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  18. Well Susan, I tried this technique and didn't get quite the results you got. However, I won't let that affect my efforts, since I plan to do it again until I get it right.

    Thanks to both you and Claudine for this awesome technique.

    Elizabeth

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  19. Great transfer! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to try it now!

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  20. that little girl freaks me out, but the transfer is immaculate!!!!

    I did a transfer into matt acrylic paint ages ago, and it was so so, must try with metallics

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