Thursday, 27 September 2012

Acrylic Wax for Image Transfers

Margaret has asked me to pass this tip from Annette on to you all about a way of finishing your image transfers. You can use Acrylic wax to Bring out the detail in your image and add a subtle shine. For my image taken from a boiler, the transfer was a bit unclear, and still looked papery, even though I had rubbed it as much as I felt able:

Acrylic wax on image transfers

The next photo is after the wax has been applied. It is noticeably clearer, and I think, when combined with a good quality transfer will really lift it. The acrylic wax I used is by Crafty Notions, and is available from Rainbow Silks, among others.
Acrylic wax on image transfers

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please can you advise me what sort of transfer this is? I don't understand what boiler means. The wax has certainly improved it.

Many thanks
Caroline purbrick

BirminghamEmbroiderersGuild said...

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for your comment, this is an emulsion paint transfer - googling may well turn up instructions on how. The members of Birmingham Embroiderers' Guild learned how to do these transfers on a workshop with Annette Emms. Acrylic wax gives the transfer a subtle sheen.
(the image is a photo of a train boiler, hence the mention of a boiler. You don't actually need one to do the transfer)