I have done two videos using this wood photo transfer with tattoo paper technique and after I am done with each one, many of you wanted an actual post to see up close what I am doing and what I am using. So here it is!
For your convenience, at the end of this post I have also included one of the Facebook Live Videos I did making these in case you have missed them.
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- Print out your photos on the the tattoo paper using their instructions. Depending on the size of wood you are using for your transfer, the smaller it is, photos with the subjects close together work best. I also will do a test print out on normal paper to make sure the size is where I want it, before printing it out on the tattoo paper.
- Once the pictures are printed out, place the clear sheet that comes with the tattoo paper over the printout once the ink is dry. Then using a credit card or scraper rub the adhesive that is on the clear sheet over the pictures.
- When you are ready to transfer, cut out the picture you would like to do first and then carefully take off the clear sheet on the picture.
- Align the picture onto the wood. I do this by putting the wood on top of the picture. Be careful! You can’t move the wood once it’s been placed!
- Flip the wood over and cut off the access paper. It’s okay if it’s not perfect. The extra will “fall off” or can be pressed down.
- Then take a wet paper towel or rag an place it on the paper. Make sure to get the paper wet and hold it for about 30 seconds.
- Carefully remove the paperbacking making sure that the print is staying on the wood. If not, try wetting it a little longer.
- That’s it! You can seal the picture with Modge Podge or a spray sealer but I have not done that and I have never had a scratch on them.
You can use any kind of wood you’d like. These are little wood cutouts from a craft store. They sell for about 30 cents each. Transfer the photo, add a magnet and voila!
So many possibilities! Ornaments, magnets, coasters, banners, etc.
These are so easy to make and they are a great personalized gift.
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