Can you help me with my image transfer project?

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I've been wanting to do this image transfer project for a while, but as you can tell, I'm super beginner at this. I need serious help  Thanks in advance!
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  • Esther Esther on Apr 06, 2017
    Hi there! Have you gone to The Graphics Fairy website? Great tutorials, great projects!

  • Carol Kennedy Carol Kennedy on Apr 06, 2017
    You can transfer the design from paper to wood if it is laser jet (toner, not ink) using acetone on the back side of the paper and rubbing lightly. You can also use carbon paper to trace the design onto the wood then paint or use an ink pen to fill in the design. You can use a sealer in a spray can which allows you to pick a sheen (matte, satin, gloss) or you can use mod podge. Mod podge would not do well in humidity as its silimar to Elmer's glue and softens when damp. I hope this helps. Search on how to transfer a laser print design on wood.

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    • Leah Deverett Leah Deverett on Apr 09, 2017
      Wow interesting. Never thought to use acetone. Thank you for your help!

  • Suzie Suzie on Apr 07, 2017
    If you want to use a design printed on an ink jet printer, Handan's tutorial on the Navage Patch (http://www.thenavagepatch.com/image-transfer-to-hard-surfaces/) is excellent. I have done this to transfer to wood and it works. The trick with ink jet is to print the image at least 48 hours before you want to use it so that the ink can stabilise and dry properly. Experiment and have fun!

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Apr 07, 2017
    I suggest you copy(xerox), in case you want to use it again. Carbon paper would be my top vote. There are also projectors that you could use. Put design on projector, line up wood or paper you want it on and then just trace. Only problem would be if you have something large that you can't place on wall while you copy it. Not sure if they have one that can show up if you place the object on a table.

  • Ruth Grimley Ruth Grimley on Apr 07, 2017
    after lugging my old epson toner printer out, I read that I needed to tape waxed paper to the copy paper and print it with an inkjet printer. Make sure the shiny side of the wax paper is up. Them just use a straight edge to rub it off onto the wood. You didn't say if this was decorative or not, then spray a clear coat over it to protect the ink, as long as it will not be used.

  • Lucy Marie Bernier Lucy Marie Bernier on Apr 07, 2017
    You can use Graphite paper. Tape graphite paper to object. Tape image over graphite paper draw on image. Will transfer to project.

  • Lucy Marie Bernier Lucy Marie Bernier on Apr 09, 2017
    Your welcome ! You can buy it buy the or sheets in black or white...👍👍 Fun stuff.