You've seen the YouTube videos & the blog post...lots of them, pretty images & wonderful projects each & every one of them but then you decide to try it yourself & discover...it doesn't work for you! Well that was my experience anyway...lol. First of all I didn't want to buy "special" paper or a new Laser Printer since my Ink Jet Printer is fairly new. I just wanted an easy way to do an image transfer onto polymer clay with good results...oh & did I mention...I just used plain copy paper!
First I got my images together...just some of my Art Journal images that I scaled down, edited & what ever else I could do to get them to fit on a pendant sized piece of clay. Then I printed them on my Ink jet Printer onto plain copy paper/printer paper. Now here's the trick part...using either a Matte Medium(I used the DecoArt Media range) or Decou-Page photo transfer medium by Americana(I'm sure there are others that would work too) paint a coat onto the image surface & let it dry then add a second coat & let that dry. It should look a little something like this...
But then I got the hang of it! I boy O boy was it so enjoyable to watch these pieces come to life! I've added a layer of resin over the top(I used Amazing Clear Cast).
I cant wait to use these in some of my projects...jewelry, mixed media...altered art projects...the sky is the limit with these! Oh the fun!
Well I did plan on this being a short post but I do get carried away sometimes(obvious isn't it...lol). Thanks so much for stopping by today...Till Next Time!