Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Something New!

So Elise taught me how to do paper to wood transfers! And I love it!!
I'll let the photos do the explaining :)

Now we are going to stain them with glossy varnish :)
The whole reason I wanted to do this was for my dad's WorkShop sign! So now I'm finally making it! I'll post the finally product once I'm finished!
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16 comments:

GraphXGrrl said...

That's really neat! How long do you have to let it set before you can peel the paper off?

Katherine said...

oh, wow! i have never done this. thank you for the explanation! did you use a special pen or is it printed off of the computer?

Euphoria said...

NICE!

Love the flower one! It's just modge podge and regular computer paper/ink?

Becky said...

:) Pick your image and then if it's words you have to flip it in photoshop (I think you can select it when printing too - not positive) Then print it from an inkjet printer (a laser won't work as well) and then you just put Mod Podge down and stick the paper to it - wait for it to dry - then peel it off, using alil water too. then paint :) and varnish if you want - tada! :)

Becky said...

:) Pick your image and then if it's words you have to flip it in photoshop (I think you can select it when printing too - not positive) Then print it from an inkjet printer (a laser won't work as well) and then you just put Mod Podge down and stick the paper to it - wait for it to dry - then peel it off, using alil water too. then paint :) and varnish if you want - tada! :)

Miss Wanderlust said...

that is toooo cool!! great idea!!

alissa said...

ooo ive never seen that before! very cool

apparentlyjessy said...

This is such a cool project, I love the design you made for your Dad, and I really love the flower one too!

Becky said...

Thank you :) Elise made the flower one! She's super crafty - I tell her she needs to share it all thou a blog, but she doesn't lol

Drea said...

Those are awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

what am i doing wrong? my paper sticks to the wood and won't come off. should i be drastically thinning the mod p. before painting it on?

Becky said...

Are you using water to get the paper off? I even had to use a scrubby sponge! Don't put the mod pod on the back side of the paper, see if that helps. It's tricky and messy :)

Jennifer said...

i am loving this. question, can you do this on painted surfaces? or does the wood need to be clean and untouched? thanks!

Becky said...

Hey Jennifer! I think if you did it on a painted surface it might bubble up the paint you know? Or peel the paint off completely, that mod Podge is so tricky! Thanks for visiting my blog :) if you have any other questions just ask, my a trial and error kinda gal lol so if something does or doesn't work I probably know (the hard way)!

Jenn Erickson said...

Great project! This technique is totally new to me, and one I'm looking forward to trying and adding to my craft arsenal. Thanks!

Lauren said...

This is such a great idea thank you so much!! Im going to make some for chirstmas :) What kind of paint did you use for the flowers, Acrylic paint ?