Photo Image Transfer test

Made by Holly Halter

I want to incorporate photo image transfer in my sculptures. I have been studying Nitsa Malik photo image transfer on YouTube. Check her out she’s great.

I prepared my clay form. I made a mold for the cat head out of polymer clay. I smoothed the surface with wet joint compound. Let it dry till the sheen was gone. Think I will let it dry for a little longer next time tho. I sprayed a plastic sheet protector with Krylon Matt clear protective spray. Printed the sheet protector sheet on the highest color setting I could.

While the ink was still wet, I laid the image down and rubbed lightly. May let the ink dry more next time. I am worried that using the spray will gunk up my printer. Will try using another sheet to print on – mailing label sheets (remove labels) or transfer film.

8 thoughts on “Photo Image Transfer test”

    • Hi, Pat. Thank you for your interest. I think I am going to order some Apollo inkjet transparency film that is made for my Cannon printer. That way I won’t have to spray anything onto the printing medium that might gunk up my printer. I am also going to try printing on wax paper today, the method that Liska Malik demonstrates. All the best.

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        • Hi, Lee – Thank you! I did my best print today on hardened paper mache air dry clay. I follow Nitsa Malik on YouTube. She has an extensive library of image transfer techniques. https://youtu.be/1JBC3_ipeoc I brushed some Liquitex Acrylic Matte Medium on the dry clay slab. Then laid the laser-printed image down and burnished it lightly. Waited four minutes till dried a bit. Then gently rub off the paper with a small amount of water. I don’t know how to post a photo here of my results, but it’s really nice! I have ordered some Apollo transparent Image Transfer Sheets for Inkjet printers, and I am hoping I can use that to print on raw clay. Freezer paper would be good to try, also – thanks for the suggestion. Peace

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    • Hi, Jennifer. This is not my cat – I found the image on the internet. My family had Siamese cats also – love them! This cat is actually a rare breed of Tuxedo. Is your work on this blog?
      I will do a search. Thanks for your interest.

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      • Yes my work is here. I have 4 posts I think.
        A man, his cat and a bad hair piece
        My eclectic bubble off center sculptures
        Horsey girl
        Super dude.
        It’s weird but I do enjoy it!

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  1. Hi, Pat. Thank you for your interest. I think I am going to order some Apollo inkjet transparency film that is made for my Cannon printer. That way I won’t have to spray anything onto the printing medium that might gunk up my printer. I am also going to try printing on wax paper today, the method that Liska Malik demonstrates. All the best.

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  2. What a great way to get an exact replica of your kitty’s face. I’ve never seen this used in paper mâché quite this way. Great idea as long as your printer isn’t ruined.

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