Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another Way to Transfer Photos

In an earlier post I showed you how to transfer photos to wood.  I mentioned that I would show you yet another way to transfer photos.  As promised, here it is.  This way is much cheaper because you don't have to buy iron transfer paper, but requires precision.  You will need freezer paper {not wax paper}, a piece of printer paper, spray adhesive, an ink jet printer, and a photo or image to print out.  I used an image from the Graphics Fairy.  If you are using words be sure to mirror your image so you can read what you transfer.

First take a piece of freezer paper that is a little larger than an 8.5x11 piece of paper.  Use the spray adhesive on the regular paper and attach it the NON waxy side of the freezer paper.

Next, trim the edges of the freezer paper down to 8.5x11 so you can run the paper through your printer.

Print your image so that the image prints on the WAXY side of your paper.  Be careful not to touch the image once it is printed so it won't smear.

I used a wood circle that I painted with acrylic paint.  I used the same steps as I did in my previous photo transfer project.  I also marked the edges of my design so I could tell where I wanted to place it on my wood circle.  Then use a damp rag and slightly wet the surface you are going to transfer the image too.  In this case I wet the wood circle.  Very carefully lay your image EXACTLY where you want and use a a credit card or something hard to burnish your image.  I used an Uppercase Living transfer tool.  DO NOT MOVE YOUR IMAGE OR IT WILL SMEAR.  When you are done burnishing lift your wax paper straight up off the wood.

As you can see, I had a little bit of smearing, but I can live with it.  Vintage right!!!  I did not put any sealer on this yet, but I would probably use a spray for best results.

There you have it.....another way to transfer an image.  I have my little sign displayed in my bathroom with my prized towels {the ones you really don't let the kids or hubs use because they are too pretty}.  I got my towels here.  I hung some divided baskets and then adorned my TP and towels with some twine. Now that is some fancy TP huh??!!??

OHHHH, I almost forgot.  You can simply wipe off the waxy side of the freezer paper with water and reuse it for another project.  Awesome stuff I tell ya!!!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great idea. But I can't get freezer paper to go through my printer. I know there should be a setting for thicker paper but I can't find it. :( It's a new printer so I should go back and read the directions! blessings, marlene


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