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    Just wondering if others use this for transferring designs and if so, which brand?
    I've been using Windsor and Newton but it ain't cheap.
    Do alternatives work as well which I suspect they might?
    Mornin',
    Nick

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    Depends on the complexity of the design - sometimes I'll use permanent marker I scribe through, but for more detailed stuff (e.g. engraving) then I tend to use gouache. I've just checked mine - it's Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache. You only use a tiny amount, smeared on with a finger, so a small tube goes a very long way. I've also used a 1/2 pan of student-grade Chinese White watercolour, applied with a damp finger, but I prefer the gouache.
    Might be worth trying the cheap poster paints as a possible alternative?

    In a pinch I've used car primer on steel, but never mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    Depends on the complexity of the design - sometimes I'll use permanent marker I scribe through, but for more detailed stuff (e.g. engraving) then I tend to use gouache. I've just checked mine - it's Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache. You only use a tiny amount, smeared on with a finger, so a small tube goes a very long way. I've also used a 1/2 pan of student-grade Chinese White watercolour, applied with a damp finger, but I prefer the gouache.
    Might be worth trying the cheap poster paints as a possible alternative?

    In a pinch I've used car primer on steel, but never mind!
    Yes, thanks Peter. What I do lately is draw sth in a sketch book, trace it, whiten the metal and then use carbon paper. Why oh why do I choose large designs.You're right, i'll buy sth cheaper and give it a go.
    i have used metal primer before myself.
    Cheers,
    nick

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    I think I’ve used cheap poster paint in the past but it’s such a long time since I used the process I’d forgotten all about it

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