Monday, October 15, 2012

Paper to Canvas Transfer Using Graphic 45 Papers

Hello. and Happy Monday!!
My day was already off with a kick, somehow ,my brain wasn't working last night, and I turned on the wrong alarm clock.  We woke up just as my daughter's school bus was driving off.  In a mad dash we ate, filled out any papers and drove like the wind to get her there on time!  Whew, such excitement for 7:30 am..  And now for a little more excitement, because today I have a fun little tutorial to share with you!
This is a quick and easy little technique for creating unique Halloween Treat bags. It is also a great way to use up those left over little strips of paper too!
The small canvas bags can be found at any of your local craft stores and come in a variety of sizes. This technique is also great for transferring those original photos, or magazine images to fabric.
Once you get started you won’t want to stop, creating transfer images for clothes, hats or purses. Just make sure if your item gets dirty, to hand wash only!!!
Supplies Needed for Paper to Fabric Transfer Technique:
Gel Medium or Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Fabric, or Canvas Bag

Step 1. To get started choose your image you wish to transfer and paint a heavy coating of Gel Medium directly over the image
Step 2. Place the image face down onto the canvas bag, rubbing firmly into place. Allow a few hours to dry, or speed up the process with a blow dryer.
Step 3 & 4 Once dry, use a small mister bottle or your hand to sprinkle water along the back of the surface and allow to soak in.
Step 5 Once the water has soaked in, use your fingers rubbing in a small circular motion to gently remove to top layers paper, slowly revealing your image
Repeat a small addition of water and rubbing to desired effect. But don’t rub too hard, you can rub right through your transfer image
For protection seal with a thin layer of Gel Medium.
*Note: If using images with words, they will transfer backwards. 
This process also works with images you print off yourself, just make sure if it has words to reverse the image!! 

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting- Happy Haunting,Jeepers Creepers, Halloween Greetings,Fright Night

May Arts: Ribbon and Ric Rac
Other: Gel Medium, Paint Brush, Canvas Bag, Halloween treats and d├ęcor
That's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for a fun stamped project created for 100 Proof Press Blog Hop!!
Have an amazing Monday!!
Nicki Chicky


Brenda said...

These are incredible. I can see why you really get hooked on doing these. Wow...can't wait to play!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such fun (dumb) question: is Gesso the same as Gel Medium?