Best and easiest way to image transfer or decoupage furniture?

by Dee
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  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Apr 01, 2018

    In most cases you don't really transfer an image. You use the image itself, like a photo. Use Mod Podge, on the wood, to attach the picture. Then cover over with one or two coats of mod podge. Allow time between coats for drying.

  • Connie Quine Connie Quine on Apr 02, 2018

    If you are wanting to copy a picture, you can tape the top to the furniture, and lay graphite paper underneath. You can get the graphite paper at Hobby Lobby in the picture painting section. It is very inexpensive, and it is like copy paper, only less mess, but you could use copy paper. With a pencil, trace around your design, and your image will transfer. The good thing about graphite paper is that it comes in colors, such as black, white, red, blue and green. That way, depending on the color of your furniture, you can choose a color you will be able to see when transferring your image. I hope this helps!

  • Kc Kc on Apr 02, 2018

    If you google "laser print onto wood" I think you'll find the technique you're asking about.

    In a nutshell,

    1 Apply acrylic gel medium to your piece of wood. (Check with your craft store for the right medium...acrylic is better than glue.)

    2 While the gel is wet, lay your laser printed photo face down onto that piece of wood.

    3 Smooth the print onto the wet acrylic/wood. This is a critical step because the image is really transferring to the gel so try to get rid of bubbles or wrinkles.

    4 Let it dry over night.

    5 With water, wet the paper back of your now "glued to the wood" laser print and carefully rub it away from the wood.

    6 What is left on the wood should be a reverse image of your laser print.

    Good luck

  • Emily Emily on Apr 02, 2018

    here are two pieces of decoupaged furniture. The images are cut out (from magazine pictures, or calendars, wall paper, wrapping paper etc.) glued on the back and applied to the wood. It is not difficult but it is time consuming. If you have the patience to cut things out you can do authentic decoupage.

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