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Want to create a quick and easy project this weekend using our Mix the Media wood planks?
Designer, Nicole Nowosad shares with us how she created both of these projects by printing on wax paper and then transferring the design to the wood planks.
Jillibean Soup Products:
Mix the Media wood planks in any size
Misc. Jillibean Soup embellishments if desired
Other Supplies Needed:
Inkjet Printer (MUST be inkjet)
Old gift/credit card &/or stylus
1. Choose your image or text and ensure it is sized to the size of the Wood Plank that you will transfer onto. Very important – you must flip the image so that the image will transfer properly when flipped back over onto the wood surface.
You can do this in Photoshop in the print option by choosing “Flip Image” under the “more option” button in the print menu.
You can also do this in Microsoft Word, by adding your image to a word document in the Page Layout Tab, choosing “Rotate” and “flip horizontal”.
2. Trim a piece of wax paper to the size that your printer will allow. If your printer will not feed it directly on its’ own, secure the wax paper sheet to another piece of paper or cardstock trimmed to the same size using a few pieces of washi tape to hold them together.
3. Once your wax paper is loaded to your printer, print your image. If it was taped down, quickly remove or cut off the washi tape so that you can lift the wax paper. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH THE PRINTED IMAGE as the ink will smear.
4. Flip the printed image over, so that the wet ink is in place on the wood surface. With your old gift/credit card, rub over the image so that it can begin to transfer to the surface. Once you have rubbed the entire image, go over again with a stylus to get into any little crevices and wood slats.
5. If you feel it needs a second “coat”, print off another image on another piece of wax paper and line overtop of your burnished image in the wood.
6. If you wish to use color, consider a light coat of Happy Hues paint onto your wood plank first, allowing the paint to dry well. Lightly sand the paint prior to the transfer for an aged look and then proceed with the steps above.
Want print off these instructions? Click HERE for the free printable instructions. (2 pages)
We have many more project sheets to share with you over the next couple of months.
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Have a great weekend!