How to: create acetone photo transfers

So A miracle in the world of print happened yesterday (for me anyway). I stumbled across a photo transfer tutorial here. The blog post showed how to turn a normal printed image into a transfer that when transferred gives a brilliant grungy look. The only downside to the tutorial was that it used a blender pen - when using my Pro Marker blender pen it didn't work, which made me really sad as I was so excited to try this amazing thing. Today I popped into Boots and bought some nail varnish remover as I had run out at home and AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED.
You will need:
1.Your print from a laser printer (mirrored if you want it to transfer as it is)

2. Nail Varnish remover that contains acetone
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.A paintbrush (without paint on it, unlike mine - although maybe if you used paint with this it could give a nice effect?)
4.Something blunt to gently rub over the photograph - I used scissor handles.

Firstly you should have your print which is printed from a laser printer, this is vital as it's necessary for the transfer process. When you cut your image out leave more space than I did just in case you need to tape your image down. (Don't forget to mirror the image if you want it to be the right way)
I got this nail varnish remover for £1.00 from Boots - I have so far spilled most of it on my floor, let's hope there's never a fire. Make sure the nail varnish remover you buy isn't acetone free, as I found out with using the pro marker blender pen if it doesn't contain acetone it won't work properly or at all. Finally, Be careful that you don't get high off this bad boy (or do, maybe - whatever tickles your pickle)
Tape the image printed side down so that it doesn't move and then apply the acetone with a paintbrush evenly all over the image.
As you can see I didn't realize there was paint left on my brush (I sinned) - On this step you're going to have to rub over the photograph with a blunt objects - here I used a scissors. This will help the ink stick to the piece of paper so it's important you do it evenly. Don't press too hard or like I found on this trial your paper will stick to your paper and it will all be a ripped grungy mess.
As you can see on the left the paper stuck because I left it stuck down too long and pressed too hard.
This is a more successful one but even on the right the paper ripped a bit. It really reminds me of one of those photo booths you'd go in when you visited a theme park or something and it would do a fake sketch of you!



I think it totally depends on the image regarding the final look of the image, the top one is my favourite but it already has a grungy feel. There's definitely lots of experimentation to be done with this technique, I'm pretty sure it would work on pretty much any material.  I hope you guys enjoy doing this if you do - i look forward to seeing your versions.
Thanks for reading
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