Trouble with transfers using acrylic gel medium

I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong with the transfer technique.
Did many samples. Lots of gel, little gel. I can’t get all the paper off no matter how much water I use.
Is it just patience?
The transfer is being applied to acrylic on canvas using cheap copy paper.

Hi Andy,

A few questions to help you troubleshoot…

  1. Are you using a photocopy? (Printer printouts will not work.)
  2. How long are waiting until you remove the paper? (You need to let the acrylic gel dry completely which is at least a few hours - longer is better. You can speed up the drying time with a hair dryer.)
  3. Have you tried transferring to a flat surface such as masonite board? The texture of canvas may make it difficult to transfer the image. A smooth, flat surface will work better.

Hopefully this helps a little.

Thank you very much. Only thing then that might be my problem is that it’s a painting with texture.

Andy Schiff
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