Do you want to add an image or text to your project? Then our Image Transfer Medium is the perfect product for you! Come learn all about how to apply an image to your next project.
In this brand new video tutorial, we'll show you our tips and tricks for adding a picture or text onto your painted furniture.
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Select an image that you would like to apply to your piece and print it out on regular, white printer paper. We highly recommend using a laser printer or photocopier as opposed to inkjet printed images to ensure your transfer will be sharp and clear with vibrant colors.
Keep in mind that your image will be backwards when you transfer it, so if you're using any text, you'll need to mirror the image before you print it, as shown in the picture above.
If you would like to transfer a photograph, scan it and print it first. Glossy photos have a protective seal on them that won't allow the image to transfer properly onto your furniture.
After you've printed the image, we suggest cutting off any excess paper so you can see where your picture is being applied more accurately. This will also reduce labor later on!
You can apply the transfer medium with a foam brush either directly to your piece, or onto the paper (printed side up). For a small surface like this, you can easily paint directly on the furniture surface. Make sure you cover the entire area evenly, but don't use a thick layer or you could end up with discoloration later on.
If you find the edges of your image aren't blending well with the rest of your project, you can use sandpaper to help smooth the edges down.
Image Transfer Medium can be found at many of our retailers. Call ahead for availability. If you do not have a local retailer, you can order online by clicking here. Remember that all orders over $69 receive free shipping!
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