Saturday, September 16, 2017

Image Transfer on Fabric Using Photo Transfer Medium

Hello dear crafters.
A warm welcome to you all!!
The options for custom pillows are limitless and easy.
Have you tried the new craft trend, photo transfering? You can see all possibilities that you can create. This technique looks great on fabric, glass, wood, PVC and more...
I have made a pillow using an image transfer technique.

The process of keeping the pigment alive from the image and loosing the paper is the IMAGE/PHOTO TRANSFER TECHNIQUE. 
It is important to use right materials to work with.
Of all the techniques i do, this is my all time favourite. I just love the photo transfer technique.

Steps for creating this beautiful Image Transfer:

Step 1 - I have used craftreat new release decoupage paper. The papers are so beautiful. Check it yourself here.

Step 2 - Choose a fabric, here i have chose a cotton fabric pillow cover.

Step 3 - Apply Mod Podge Photo transfer medium on the paper. Immediately place the paper on the fabric where you want your image to be printed. Press firmily to make sure there are no air bubbles.

NOTE: Let this dry completely. i have given a time of 6 hours. you can wait for 6 to 8 hours.

Step 4 - Wet a cotton cloth. Now, wipe the surface of the paper well. Now,rub the surface of the paper. It will start peeling off, letting your image visible.

Step 5 : Sand the corners if required.

Step 6 - Using the Craftreat stencil i have stencelled the back groud for both the pillow covers.
I have used liberty green milk paint and sheep sink chalk paint.

I have throughly enjoyed creating these 2 inage transfers. Hope you friends like this. Looking forward for your love and try.

Mod Podge photo transfer medium is a great formula and my favourite too.
Mod Podge is very easy to use, however the photo transfer medium takes a bit of practice and it is so beautiful that you keep doing it on and on.

More light on the Mod Podge Photo Transfer medium.
1. MEDIUM IS NOT CLEAR: It is a medium meant for photo transfer only and it produces an opaque white background. You can use it on dark coloured background too.

2. USE GOOD DECOUPAGE PAPERS/ PHOTOS: I personally suggest the Craftreat decoupage papers.

3. APPLICATION: You should spread the medium properly on all the sides. Wipe out the extra medium as it dries out quickly.

4. DRY: Leave your photo transfer dry for atleast 6 to 10 hours.

5. RUBBING: Take care when you rub off the paper. The hardest part in the photo transfer technique.
    Use only your finger tips and move it very gently.

6. WASHING: If it is fabric then, you can even wash it.

Some more pics:

                                                                Thanks for stopping by,
Happy crafting and creating,
Ashwini Vinayraj



  1. Where is d mod podge applied I mean behind d design of on d design

  2. Lovely pillow cases n love the technique.Thanks for sharing Ashwini


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