Right now, I am in the latter category. After an afternoon of watching the ever fabulous Rach do inkjet transfers in her journal. I felt ready to try it. She said cheap photo paper worked best. I have a supply of generic Quill brand ( Swedish “Staples”, which incidentally was bought out by Staples just last year).
Well, I guess I should have test run somewhere other than my journal because a pending disaster soon became reality…lol
The makeshift paint pallet is there to disguise the horror that is my transfer… the black marks on the left are where I laid my stamp pad, not knowing I had not closed the lid…it only goes down hill from here, 🙂
Still not thwarted, I press on. I choose another paper (same make, different gloss/weight) and try again. This time, I get the paper rubbed off, but the final layer is not revealed or lifting. I then lift it to see if it has transferred, and the whole film layer of the paper comes up. No transfer just the plastic overlay of the photo paper…
- Lessons learned.: Never do test runs in your journal, if they go bad…well, we won’t go there.
- Close your ink pad before you lay it down, better still clean your desk and stop arting on the keyboard tray.
- Don’t be put off by failure or as The Journal Artista says, a ” flopertunity” . It makes for a blog post and a good laugh!