Monday, December 17, 2012

How to Transfer a Paper Image to Cloth





I combined vintage images and Mod Podge, two items that  I love to craft with,  
to make fun Christmas napkins!  Seriously, anyone can make these!


This post first appeared on Mod Podge Rocks! which is one of my all time favorite blogs.  It was a huge honor to create this craft for Amy's awesome blog.  If you like this project, you can find more photo transfer tutorials on Mod Podge Rocks here.


Supplies needed:

Image cut or photocopied from a book
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium
Cloth Napkin
Wax Paper

















To make your own photo transfer onto fabric:

Step 1:  Choose the image you wish to use.  I cut mine from a book that was falling apart.

Step 2:  Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium to the image.  It should be thick enough that you can barely see the image underneath.

Step 3:  Place your cloth napkin on wax paper.  Place your image face down onto the fabric and press down firmly.  Remove any excess that seeps out.  Let it dry for 24 hours.

Step 4:  Use a wet washcloth to get the paper damp.  Rub gently to remove the paper and expose the image underneath.  Work in small sections.

One down, seven napkins to go!  I even made wine glass charms out of podgeables to go with my napkins.

Looking for more fun Christmas crafts?  I have a fun round up here.

For more great ideas, be sure to check out Mod Podge Rocks!




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3 comments:

  1. Could you please tell me if the napkin is washable....and if yes, what are the washing instructions? thanks for all the good ideas!

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  2. Hi Lynne! YES, it is washable. The instructions on the package say to wash on the gentle cycle, then air dry or dry with low heat, and don't iron over the transfer.

    I washed my napkin with my other linens, let it air dry, and then ironed it on the back. The close up image in my tutorial shows what it looks like after washing.

    I want to try it on a shirt or jeans to see how it looks on other fabrics and how it holds up to repeated washings. It's a really fun product to experiment with!

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