So I have been obsessed with figuring out this transfer thing. I have tried EVERYTHING! I started with an inkjet printer and wax paper which worked alright for simple images, but a bit smudgee on images with a lot of detail. So I bought myself a laserjet printer and tried a few different methods.
|This was done with the iron on method. I printed an image as a mirror image and put it face down and ironed the paper until the transfer appeared. Not to shabby.|
|I did this with a gel medium and paper. I know now it would have turned out better if I was more patient. I also tried paint thinner and had no result. I will have to play with this method more.|
So I decided to do a large image with the Gel medium process (and be patient this time.) I was going for an old Holy card look.
So I took this image from thegraphicsfairy and reversed it.
I then used blockposters to blow up the poster.
I then added a gel medium and put the image on face down and let it dry for a few hours.
The wood is from an old end table that was not a salvageable piece
After a few hours wet down your paper and roll the paper away with your fingers. BIG TIP, do a little at a time and let the paper dry. See sweet baby Jesus and St. Joseph starting to peak through and say hello.
This is what it will look like between rub downs.
|After peeling and drying, and peeling and drying , I started to get the look I was going for, An old and tattered Holy Card.|
I used restore a finish on top to blend the piece and sealed it with a clear polyurethane.
|I just love how baby Jesus is holding Joseph's halo.|
Hope you enjoyed.