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japanese tissue transfer paper

1. You will need some water, scissors and a sponge

japanese tissue transfer paper

2. Cut the transfer washi paper, as required.

japanese tissue transfer paper

3.Work with unglazed pottery or bisque ware.

japanese tissue transfer paper

4. Soak sponge and squeeze to remove excess water. In the case of thicker white transfer papers leave sponge reasonably wet.

japanese tissue transfer paper

5. Sponge lightly around area where transfer will be applied.

japanese tissue transfer paper

6. Place transfer paper in correct position on unglazed surface with printed side facing down. On white thicker paper, side with raised white pattern is placed on the bisque surface.

japanese tissue transfer paper

7. Soak sponge again as in step 4.

japanese tissue transfer paper

8. Start at one corner, and press evenly over top of transfer paper with damp sponge. Take care not to wrinkle paper. Lightly moisten sponge if it dries out. Too much water may cause the pattern to bleed.

japanese tissue transfer paper

9. Leave to dry for 2-3 minutes for the lighter weight papers. Removing the heavier, white papers can be done much sooner.

japanese tissue transfer paper

10. Slowly peel off the transfer paper, checking print has transferred. If not, dampen again and leave a while to dry. The paper must be removed as it can leave a residue.

japanese tissue transfer paper

11. Peel off the heavier white papers while still wet.

Leave until fully dry which could be 2-3 hours or longer depending on the weather. Transparent coloured or clear glazes can be applied on the dry surface and then fired to the appropriate temperature between 1100 and
1300 degrees.

Transfers can also be applied over the top of a freshly glazed surface.

Note: application to raw/soft clay will not need as much water