Make your own 'stamps'

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This is one technique of transferring images and I use it all the time!  The process is similar to that of stamping, but you can make as many as you want for almost no cost.
What you will need:
-'Chartpak' blender pen    (you can get these at any art supply store)
-access to a copy machine   (can't be a laser printer - go to a kinko's or copy store to find an old one)
-100% acetone

Step 1:
Go get a copy of your image.  As with all transferring, the image will be flipped so make sure to get a mirrored copy (especially if you have writing!).   You can only use each copy one time so I recommend getting several copies.

Step 2:
Put the copy face down on the paper that you want to transfer on to.  If you have a new Chartpak pen you can just color on the paper over where the image is.  Make sure to scrub over it with the end of the pen to get a darker line.  Keep one finger down at all times and just lift part of the paper up to see if it transferred all of the image (if you move the paper you won't be able to put it back on the exact same spot 99.9% of the time!).
Chartpak pens are expensive, but if it runs out...don't throw it away!  You can dip it into Acetone and that will do the transfer just as good.  (if you don't have a Chartpak blender you could try using an old marker but make sure the ink is TOTALLY dried up)

Step 3:
Marvel at how awesome it looks :)

That's all there is to it!  You can transfer onto almost anything!  Leather, material, paper, etc.....just play around and experiment.


  1. this is GREAT! I would Love to try it on my leather for sure!!! so super easy! Thanks for sharing!


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