I ran the photo of the bear through Photoshop, reducing it to a black and white line image, and then dutifully photocopied it. Then it was covered with a thick layer of Clear Tar Gel.
The gel was left to dry overnight. The following day, the bear took a bath.
This softened up the paper so it could be scraped from the back of the transfer.
Ta-daaaa! It worked!
And...that's as far as I got. I had grand plans to add color to the reverse side of the image, and collage it on a painted board, but life got in the way. Our refrigerator hiccupped, sputtered, made all kinds of wheezy noises, and with a final clank, ceased it's cooling duties. It's only five years old. I'm not sure how old that is in refrigerator years, but it's much too young to die. Thankfully we have a freezer in the basement, so those items were easy to transplant, but that left us running around the neighborhood begging fridge space from the neighbors. A visit from the repairman tomorrow will determine if the fridge can be revived.
Ain't life fun?