Creating with Printables | Part II



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In part one of "Creating with Printables", we discussed using Clearly Elegant Stenciling Gel* as a decoupage medium along with a few pointers for improving your results. This gel can also  be used to transfer images without the paper on which they were printed, which has some obvious benefits.  First, they can be adhered to transparent objects like night lights or glass items and light will pass through.   Second, the gel is very flexible and can be moulded to fit curved surfaces.  When used to create a collage this method allows underlying layers to show.

Begin by selecting your image.  This process is well suited to toner-based images since ink jet prints are likely to bleed.  Magazine imagery, posters and some photos (depending on the printing method) will also work.  Experiment with scrap materials to see if an image is suitable.