David F. Stein , Nov 23, 2003; 12:21 a.m.
I can't follow you completely, because it seems like you would be turning the image inside out. Two ways to do the transfer would be with ordinary contact paper found in the dollar store or with painting on thin coats of acrylic matte medium, which you let set. In either case, you lift off the image and its carrier in a water bath-the magazine, xerox, whatever base is gently lifted off/rubbed away. This "image transparency" can then be fixed to printmaking paper in several ways, with or without press, with PVA archival glue or wheat paster (a la chine colle). Xerox images can also be transferred by a process similar to lithography. A fresh xerox is coated with gum arabic, sponged and then rolled with oil-based ink. The toner will "ink up" much like an aluminum or stone lithography plate-the transfer could be by an etching press or hand baren. I would look for Theresa Airey's book on Alternative Printmaking for other ideas and methods. GOOD LUCK.