How to Do Inkjet Transfer Crafts

Inkjet transfers are not only for clothing, but also for some DIY crafts. You can print the transfers on the textured linen invitation cards for parties, important events and some notification papers. The Inkjet Transfer Printing can ignite your creative spark and spur you to print out of the box. This article will talk about three orientations on the crafts: wood prints, rustic photo effect and mix medium collages. Let do it together.

Wood prints

You can use iron-on transfers on wood to create a painted effect. All procedures is like the steps of you would like to T-shirts. Print the image, print the transfer on the wood, place parchment paper on the top, print for 15 seconds with high setting, fold a pillowcase in half, then iron carefully in 30 second intervals with hard pressure. During the pressure, please check if there is bubble and burnt place. Be sure to do the quick reaction for checking between 30 seconds intervals. After all are done and the craft is cool, put a protective sheet on the printing image.

Rustic Photo Effects

A vintage rustic effect photo and a smooth surface (photo paper) is necessary. Print it on a non-absorbent surface, press the picture onto a smooth surface, then put protectors, waxed paper or recycle the paper after removing sticky labels.

Mixed Media Collage

Lay collages materials, such as newsprint or handmade paper, onto canvas or wood in a pleasing design. Use the glue to adhere the pieces to the surface, ensuring that you also apply the glue over the top of the collages so that your design is protected. Let it dry thoroughly. Add brightness and 100 per cent contrast to your chosen artwork to convert to black and white (not grayscale). Print the artwork onto standard printer paper. Cover the artwork with the glue and press face down onto the collages. Rub gently with your fingers to remove air bubbles. Wait 15 to 30 minutes, then spray the back of the printed artwork with water and gently remove. Rub excess paper off of the collages with your fingers. Add additional collages elements, such as text or paint, if desired. Protect the collages with a clear, UV-resistant finish.

Basic Procedure

Check the orientation of your artwork, such as a digital photo, because it will be flipped when you transfer it to a surface. To check, print a preview on standard printer paper and hold it up to a mirror. Adjust and preview again until you are satisfied. Load the transfer paper into the paper tray, ensuring that the print side is oriented in the correct direction. Print the artwork onto the paper. If you are using iron-on transfer paper, let the ink dry and carefully cut out the transfer, leaving a ΒΌ-inch edge. Transfer the artwork onto the surface as instructed for the project.