You may already have seen this link to the January 2007 ArtJewelry Magazine photo transfer article (download the .pdf file) on

Be sure to visit the Minnesota author's web site (Jill Erickson…go to the Cheeky Monkey section) to see more of her work. She shows some of the most effective and easiest use of transfers that I've seen in a while.

While I note that Erickson uses a cosmetic astringent for her transfer medium, others use gin, transfer gels of all sorts, special transfer papers and plain old water. After watching the masters do this, I'm convinced that it's the quality of the print, the gentle rubbing and the patience that make all the difference in the success of the transfer to polymer.

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