Make photo jewellery! Personalise surfaces like metal, tiles, polymer clay, using Image Transfer Solution and your own images.
Image Transfer Solution (also called ITS) is an exciting product for metal clay and mixed media artists. It was developed by author and artist Sherri Haab, to allow you to easily transfer images to metal and other non-porous surfaces, like polymer clay, glass, and porcelain. Use it to create your own photo charms for a family bracelet, photo tiles for a personalised bathroom or kitchen, vintage style metal clay jewellery, patterned polymer clay beads and boxes - as so often with art and crafts, there are an amazing amount of different ways to use this product!
You can transfer drawn images and doodles, handwritten text (you can scan your own hand writing or old letters), printed text, photos (digital or scanned paper photos), and of course just interesting patterns.
All you need is the ITS solution which comes in a 60 ml bottle, together with designs printed onto the special ITS paper. The designs can be printed at home if you have a laser printer, otherwise you take them to a copy shop and ask them to copy them onto the ITS paper for you. It will not work if you use images from an ink-jet printer, it must be a toner based print. You'll get a soft dreamy transparent image, which lets the silver (or other surface) shine through any unprinted, or white, areas of the image. The result is a beautiful soft ethereal vintage look.
The finished piece is very durable as the transfer is heat set, and then protected further by covering with the solution or Renaissance Wax. Using it is a doddle, and it is economical.
Another nice way to use the ITS is to mix it with pigments like Pearl-Ex powders and simply paint it directly onto the metal. This is a great way to create enamel-like effects, very quickly and easily. You can draw your own little masterpiece!
ITS is non-toxic and has the ACMI AP seal (an American quality stamp which shows the product is non-toxic and safe to use with children). Before drying and heat setting it cleans up easily with water and a brush, hands are cleaned with just soap and water.
We put together this complete kit, which contains everything you need to get started! It includes: