Mod Podge Transfer Technique

I am certainly not the first blogger to post this technique up; I initially came across it on The Graphics Fairy, and she in turn had linked it from elsewhere. However, after using this technique, which I really, really like, on several projects, I thought I'd chime in with my 0.02, and share some tips on what works well for me.
So far, I've used the Mod Podge technique to transfer images to furniture and canvas. I tried it on pallet wood, which was not successful; the wood was simply too rough. I'm working on several pieces now, so thought I'd share what I've found works, and some of the finished projects.
1. Use a laserprinted, 2 color or gray-scale image. Color doesn't work that well.
2. Put the Mod Podge on the image when applying, not the piece.
3. Use a brayer to apply the image to the project.
4. Let it dry 6 hours, more is better.
5. Use an orbital sander with a 120 grit to remove paper, or use a damp rag.
6. Seal with clear acrylic, instead of Mod Podge so the finish isnt' sticky.
For a more complete tutorial, check out the blog post at The Flying C!
Happy transferring!

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2 questions
  • Marie Matair
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Inspirer? Voulez-vous essayer ce projet? Laissez l'auteur savoir!
  • Barbara Humes
    on Aug 24, 2019

    What image did you use on the half moon table? Was it from graphics fairy?

    • Cori Warner
      on Aug 24, 2019

      Hi, Barbara. Yes, it was frim Graphics Fairy, but I don't recall the name of the file.

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  • Robin Chasteen
    on Aug 15, 2016

    I have a problem with the edges of the transfer really showing up after the paper is removed any way to avoid that issue?

    • Cori Warner
      on Sep 11, 2019

      Yes, you need to leave about an inch all the way around the image when you cut it out.

  • Saif Tarek
    on Mar 2, 2018

    Nice post! This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post.

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