Emulsion transfer to glass and steel

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Has anyone ever done an image or emulsion transfer to glass or steel? I am trying to do that right now. How do i get the image to stick afterwards?


-- Pam Ng (png78@yahoo.com), February 06, 2003


I was able to make this work only by putting the glass in the water and transfering it that way - it dried accordingly - wasn't the most professional - but if you find out differently let me know! Thanks!

-- trina gadsden (trinagadsden@hotmail.com), February 09, 2003.

The transfer to glass worked out just fine, but the transfer to steel just peeled off and crumbled very shortly after I floated the steel under the image. I am wondering if anyone knows of a way to get the image to adhere to steel?

-- Pam Ng (png78@yahoo.com), February 11, 2003.

Hi Pam,

What I did was use a sander (you might be able to use plain sandpaper, I don't know?) to make the surface of the metal slightly textured. I didn't try it on smooth steel first, but the transfer has stayed on the textured metal very well. I also know a person who does her emulsion transfers onto metal and I believe she sandblasts the surface first.

Good luck! Angela

-- Angela (angmaywin@hotmail.com), February 12, 2003.

Hi, yes, I do transfers onto glass all the time...I use the emulsion transfer process, then lift it out of the water with a piece of mylar, appy to the glass get it into postion with asmall wet brush or just wet fingers, and voila! I spray it all afterwards with a protecting laquaer(usualy a "MacDonaldcoat"). I place it so that the image is on the inside of a frame and it is ready to display, and is protected...

-- kpc (phillipscurran@aol.com), March 10, 2003.

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