I have been asked by several blog readers to go over the nail varnish remover transfer technique. So many of you have tried it and cracked it, whilst others struggle to get a good transfer.
Two ingredients are essential to get it right: the printer and the nail varnish remover. Let's take a look.
You will need:
Any white card - Claritycard, Theuvacard. Coated or non-coated are fine.
Nail varnish remover - cannot tell you much, except the one from Sainsbury's works really well, but the one I have used here is from Superdrug and works great too. It is a bit hit and miss, but mostly, the cheap acetone with no oils will work best.
The Printer - I use an old Brother Inkjet. Laser no good. Photocopy no good. On a happy note, when you find the right printer ink, the transfer pretty much falls off!
So now all you need to do is find a lovely photo, scan it and make a few prints. Here's a set of old pics from my Mum and her Mum, my Oma. Beautiful German women. Ooh, and you can just see my Opa, too. Very handsome man; looked just like John Wayne.
Stamp the Easel with Sepia Archival.
The easel makes a great frame for any photos.
Add some nail varnish remover to a cotton wool ball.
Lay the picture you want to transfer face down on
the easel and wet the back with nail varnish remover.
The picture will show through to the back.
Rub or burnish the image with the flat of a spoon;
this will help transfer the image well.
Lift the paper and bingo!
Now just add a little flavour to the background.
You can add people who weren't in the original photo!
So you could make a whole family tree!
Or a whole collage of friends!
This would make a great trick for Christmas.
Here is another one I did with Grace and Mark,
when they were nippers.
Again I used the easel with a lovely Christmas verse.
And there's that cheeky little robin from the Christmas Miniatures...
On another note, I think this message stamp is lovely!
Says it all really!!
And this Christmas, both Mark and Grace are coming
home. If there's one thing in my life I do struggle with,
it's that my kids live so very far away. But there we are.
Can't do much about that, so might as well get
over it, eh. Have another mince pie and smile!
I hope you find the nail varnish remover you need.
If you do find a brand that works well, please do
come and share in a comment.