Monday, November 7, 2011

Tutorial: How To do a Ink onto Wood Transfer

Inkjet to Wood Transfer

What you will need:

Mod Podge 
Elmer's Washable Glue
White Cardstock
Inkjet Printer
Wood/Project of Choice

Step 1: Brush the glue onto the cardstock in a nice smooth layer.  Let dry.

Step 2: With an inkjet printer, print an image onto the glue side of the cardstock.
If it is wording, make sure it is printed in reverse. Tear off as much excess paper around the image as possible.  This helps with less "clean up" work on the wood.
Step 3: Brush a smooth, thin layer of Mod Podge onto the clean wood.

Step 4: Stick your image face down onto the wet Mod Podge. Press and smooth to make sure the image has good contact with the wood. Let it dry overnight.   Do not lift the paper.

Step 5: Soak it. You can dunk it in water, run it under a faucet or squirt it with a spray bottle. Let the cardstock get really wet and soft where you can see the image peeking through.  Gently peel off the cardstock. I held this under running water and gently rubbed the paper from the image with my finger.

I rubbed off a little of the image here and there to allow an aged look.

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I learned this technique from Katie at Matsutake.
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