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Transfers and Lifts

A fast and simple technique, transferring allows you to remove the image from a magazine, newspaper, or photocopy and relocate it on various surfaces such as paper, fabric, frosted acetate, drafting vellum, or lithographic stones or plates. Solvent and pressure combined dislodge the ink from the page and allow the image, without the original paper, to adhere to the receiving surface. Reproductions of photographs or drawings in black-and-white or color can be transferred. You can write or draw onto a transferred image or onto the receiving surface before or after transferring; you can sew into them, mix media processes with transfers, or locate one image on top of another. Because the inks are oil-based and not soluble in water, transfers on cloth remain permanent when washed in mild soaps.