Acrylic transfer: Nearly any gel, medium or acrylic paint will lift an image. Galleria, Grumbacher and local brands such as Spectrum all work excellently. Images printed from a laser printer, photocopy or inkjet printer either on paper or polyester transparency work for this method. If using an inkjet printer it is advisable to use an Epson machine that uses ultra chrome inks which are archival. This method is good for transfering onto paper, wood, fabric or organza ribbon. Click here to see how.
Xylene transfer: Xylene transfer works great for line drawings and text. Toner based photocopies or laser copies and a burnishing tool. This method is good for paper, wood, fabric. Click here to see how.
Caulking transfer: This technique is a very consistent and the final outcome is very stable and clean, especially in assemblage pieces. For this you need clear caulk, laser or ink jet printouts and a burnishing tool. This method is good for paper, wood and fabric. Click here to see how.
Heat transfer: A fast and clean technique requiring a tacking iron, clothes iron or a heat transfer tool (they come with some wood burning kits). Toner based copy. This method is good for wood and glass. Click here to see how.
Tissue Paper Transfer: Tissue paper becomes transparent when a medium is applied to it. It doesn't require burnishing or peeling etc. Click here to see how.
More Tips: Why not use a camera to photograph your own backgrounds. Or download choose from an array of already photographed backgrounds on the internet. Click here to find out more.