In case you've been sleeping through the posts this week, I am here to remind you that we are Mod Podging it up all week long on the blog. We gave away the awesome Mod Podge prize pack and Mod Podge Rocks book on Monday, showed off our fun wine charms
with the new Mod Podge podgeables on Tuesday, yesterday we revealed the wine rack makeover
- complete with vintage cocktail images and today is a photo transfer onto fabric using the new Mod Podge
photo transfer medium.
DIY: Photo Transfer onto Fabric
This was a crazy simple project and the photo transfer medium works like a charm. I found a picture I wanted to use, and photo copied it on our little printer/scanner/fax/copier thing in our office. I'm just telling you this so you don't feel like you have to run out to Fed Ex or Kinko's or do anything special. I used regular printer paper on our regular printer/copier.
So here is what you need:
- copied photograph, in either black and white OR color
Gather your supplies, and let's get started shall we?
All you do is slather on a nice even layer of the photo transfer medium onto the printed side of the photocopy. You want it to be thick enough that you can't see the picture through the Mod Podge. Then you place it, Mod Podged side down, on top of your fabric.
Then, it's time to be patient. For 24 hours. I know, I know - I could barely stand it either. But read a book, cook dinner, watch tv. Go to bed, wake up, have some coffee, smile at the baby...
Try on your new shirt.
Try on your new dress.
Ok, now it's time. I was feeling kind of nervous because I wasn't sure if I could transfer a picture onto burlap. Take a deep breath, get a sponge nice and wet and start pressing down on your paper until you see the photo appear. When it does, you can start to gently rub in circles all over the picture until the paper comes off.
Yay! It worked, and it couldn't have been easier. The hardest part was waiting the 24 hours!
I added mine to a piece of wood painted with spray paint, and then painted with Annie Sloan (natch), and added a little distressing & some cute bunting. I made the bunting by cutting out triangles from an old book. Then I added letters that spelled out LOVE, cut from my Cricut. When the letters were glued down, I covered each triangle with yet another new and fabulous Mod Podge product - a new antique matte Mod Podge.
I love how it gives the bunting an old, antique-y look. Added some colorful twine and a tiny little clothespin. Now, I can change out the picture whenever I want to!
I love the way this looks on our mantle - such a unique way to display a photograph.
Make sure you check out the new products from Mod Podge - you can find them at your local Michaels stores.
Have you ever transfered a photo onto fabric? How did it turn out?