St. Patrick's Day Vignette with Mod Podge Photo Transfers5:00:00 AM
Did you know Mod Podge has a new product? It’s their photo
transfer medium. This product lets you take a print or copy (from a dry toner
printer or copier) of anything (photo, graphic, whatever) and put it on….just
about anything. It works on fabric (light or dark), plastics, stone, metal,
paint. Plaid was nice enough to send me some samples of this product and some other items from their line to try out! I have had a lot of fun experimenting with transferring images over the
last couple of weeks, and now I am excited to share with all of ya’ll my cute
little St. Patrick’s Day Vignette!
|Some of the supplies from Plaid & a printout of one of the photos|
Copies of photos and graphics (The pot o' gold graphic is my text and an image from Graphics Fairy here.)--reverse the print & print with a dry toner printer or copier)
Other accessories: ribbon, a candle, some "gold" from the kids' toys...and the leprechaun on the sheep is a souvenir from the old country!
Apply the print, photo medium side down, to the front surface to which you want to transfer. In this project I used acrylic (the podgeable shape shown here), stone, and metal. This process is also perfect for light and dark fabric…I have some other projects in the works for some cute clothes that I can't wait to show you!
Smooth the paper from the center outward, getting rid of bubbles. I just used my fingers for this. Then, the most important part of this step….walk away from this project. Leave it alone for at least 24 hours to dry…longer if it is humid where you are.
After you've waited at least 24 hours, take a sponge or rag and wet the entire back of the paper with water. It should be very wet. Let the paper sit for 2 minutes. Then take your sponge or rag and very gently rub the paper off the image. Keep rubbing, wetting the image as needed to remove all of the paper fibers. You may need to let the image dry a little and then re-wet so that you can see where those paper fibers are…they are hard to see when they are wet.
I put a coat of Mod Podge Gloss on top of my images to make them shiny, help the colors pop a little more, and to add some brush strokes to make the image look like a painting!
On the bucket I used some glitter Mod Podge to add some sparkle after the photo transfer was complete.
I was really impressed with how well the images transferred to so many different materials. I have already had a couple people ask if the images were paintings! I also loved the versatility of the Podgeable papers and shapes. They were very simple to use and looked so professional when I was done.
If you're intrigued by this Photo Transfer Medium like I was, you should check out Plaid all over the web:
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