Got some negative cut outs that you would like to save without losing its arrangement? You might want to try Press’n Seal instead of transfer tape. I tried this technique with the negatives of the peaceful dove and it worked.
After cutting out the design, I left the paper on the cutting mat and cut enough Press’n Seal to cover the design. I then pressed it down onto the design with an old credit card by starting from the middle and worked outward. I ran my fingers over the Press’n Seal afterward to ensure it was stuck to the paper, and then I used one of my tapered clay tools to gently wedge off the design from the cutting board. I would have liked it to have been a bit stickier, but it still works.
You can alternatively cut off a piece of Press’n Seal, lay it sticky side up, and then hand arrange a design to save your paper pieces. Remember to mirror the design!