Thursday, March 15, 2007

Making a Transparency

One day I was watching a Scrapbook show on DIY Network. This woman was demonstrating how you can make homemade transparencies. You print out the image on a printer that contains toner... or take your ink-jet image to a copy shop and have it copied.

Then you take a piece of clear packing tape and place over your image. You smooth out the air bubbles. You place the taped image in a bowl of warm water... wait a few minutes and begin to rub off the paper from the back of the tape.

Magically the image is transferred to the back of the tape.

Naturally... I couldn't believe it would be that easy.



So... I had to try... And guess what?



It really works! Sort of amazing actually. These Irish Dancers are for a March ATC Swap I'm participating in.

4 comments:

Mom said...

That's amazing! Love you

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice and good information. I just told your mother that when I was teaching we used to do this and used the same technique. It seemed to amaze the students.

I also used to do it at home when I was publishing the draw or scribe magazines.

It is nice to show this information, Angela, because most people have no idea it works.

Melinda, mom of Noah said...

that will come in handy! thanks angela!

Tracey said...

Wow...that's cool. We'll have to give that a try.