Photo Transfer Project

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by Elizabeth Hahn-Lawrence

KMOV.com

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 25 at 1:40 PM

Tile Coaster

Supplies:
4" x 4" tile (from hardware store)
Gel medium (in paint section of art supply store)
Small paint brush
Laser Jet print out of desired photo
Spray Water Bottle
Felt or cork for backing
Matte Acrylic Spray

Instructions:
1. Using a Laser Jet printer, print a copy of the image or images you'd like to transfer.  If you're using images of people or with writing, be sure to print a mirror image of design.
2. Using the paint brush, spread a healthy layer of the gel medium onto the entire surface of your tile. 
3. Apply your image, facedown, onto the tile.  Gently press the image onto the surface.
4. Allow the image to dry overnight or at least a few hours.
5. Once the image is completely dry, use the water bottle to generously wet the image. 
6. Use your fingers to scrape the paper away.
7. Once the paper is completely gone and the image is dry, spray with a layer or two of acrylic spray to seal.
8. Cut felt or cork backing the size of the tile and attach to back using gel medium or glue.

Canvas Wall Hanging

Supplies:
Canvas fabric
Embroidery Hoop
Gel medium
Small paint brush
Laser Jet print out of desired photo
Spray Water Bottle

Instructions:
1. Using a Laser Jet printer, print a copy of the image or images you'd like to transfer.  If you're using images of people or with writing, be sure to print a mirror image of design.
2. Place canvas fabric in embroidery hoop.  Be sure to pull the fabric as tight as possible.
3. Using the paint brush, spread a healthy layer of the gel medium onto the entire surface of your canvas.
4. Apply your image, facedown, onto the canvas.  Gently press the image onto the surface.
5. Allow the image to dry overnight or at least a few hours.
6. Once the image is completely dry, use the water bottle to generously wet the image. 
7. Use your fingers to scrape the paper away.
8. Complete the image by tucking the fabric edges behind the hoop and gluing in place.

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