Image Transfer with Mod Podge

BCC photo transfer on canvas

Transfer your own photography to canvas, fabric or wood using Mod Podge and a laser printer.

MATERIALS:
Mini canvas 3 x 3 inches
Mod Podge, Matte
Small brush
Scissors
Water dish
Paper towels
Coin – penny or nickel
Bone Folder (opt)

NOTES:
The transfer will be the mirror image of the original. To account for this, reverse the image before printing.

INSTRUCTIONS:

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Mod Podge

Cut image to size. Working on scrap paper, brush an even layer of Mod Podge over the entire image. Any areas not coated will not transfer.

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Burnish

Using a bone folder or your finger, gently rub over the back of the image until the paper is smooth and well adhered. Be careful not to tear the paper or get Mod Podge on the blank side of the paper.

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Clean

Small beads of Mod Podge will form at the edge. Wipe clean with a damp paper towel. If left to dry they will form hard bumps. Set aside to dry.

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Wet

When Mod Podge is totally dry, dip you finger, or a clean brush, in water and wet the paper. Wet the entire surface until the image can be seen through the paper.

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Scrape

Using the edge of a coin, gently scrape the paper away. Work carefully as it is easy to scrape away the image as well. If a thin layer of paper remains, with a wet finger quickly but gently rub back and forth over the image. Repeat as necessary.

Mini Mod Podge

Bull City Craft: mini canvas ideas

Sometimes small is just the right size. It’s easy to give yourself permission to explore when there is so little at stake. Here Mod Podge is used as an adhesive and a sealant to protect the paper cut outs that have been collaged onto the canvas in these tiny mixed media pieces.

MATERIALS:
Mini canvas 3 x 3 inches
Mod Podge, Matte
Acrylic paint
Small brushes
Paint pen
Scraps of paper such as: drawing paper, origami paper, repurposed books,
and cut up pieces of your own illustrations, drawings or relief printing.
Scissors
Palette or paper plate
Water dish
Paper towels

INSTRUCTIONS

mini mod podge 2Plan layout 

Cut out images from recycled books or use small pieces of paper with hand printed or drawn images on them. Arrange in a layout you like, then snap a picture or make a sketch to help you remember.

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Paint background

Create a background for your image with acrylic paint and Mod Podge (opt). Mod Podge can be used to thin acrylic paint and create a light, transparent color while maintaining vibrancy (as shown).

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Mod Podge

Apply Mod Podge to entire surface of canvas. Position and apply paper to canvas. Brush a thin coat of Mod Podge over paper to cover and seal. Brush toward edges of paper to seal well. Repeat as needed for additional layers.

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Add Details

Paint can be worked into the wet surface of Mod Podge if desired. Allow to dry about 15-30 minutes, until dry to the touch. Use a paint pen to draw in details. Allow to dry completely, 1-2 hours.

Printable pdf: BCC Mini Mod Podge instructions reduced