Packing Tape Image Transfer Tutorial

One of the easiest and fastest ways to transfer a photo is packing tape transfer. It works better with a laser printed image or a toner base photocopy you can get at any copy center.
What you need:

Laser photocopy (black & white or color)
Scotch clear packing tape
Burnishing tool
Spray bottle of water
PackingTapeTransfer materials
When you are done your photo is transferred into the sticky side of the tape which can now be used in your mixed media collage,enhance your journal or decorate your wall. Packing Tape Transfer the reult

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Easy Image Transfer

Inkjet or printer transfer is a very simple process. It works because the photo is printed on a nonabsorbent surface,like glassine or wax paper, the back side of sticky label paper or my favorite: a standard sheet protector. As you print your photo onto a non-absorbent surface the ink will remain wet for a while. All you need to do now is transfer the image onto the surface of your choice by pressing the print face down onto the receiving paper.
Venice Beach, California / Inkjet image transfer

 


What you need:

• Inkjet Printer
• Standard Sheet Protector (or any other non absorbent surface)
• Receiving surface such as watercolor paper, photo paper, wood panel etc.

Now, a few things to remember:
1. Printing a mirror image of your photo is recommended, especially if it contains text – otherwise the final transfer will appear to be backwards.

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2. If you are using a sheet protector and it does not go smoothly through your printer, try inserting a piece of standard printer paper inside the sheet protector before printing, and then try again.

New York in Color - Inkjet Transfer to Canvas

New York in Color – Inkjet Transfer to Canvas


3. You can set your printer to any of the paper/media type options available for your printer, but keep in mind that unless you wish to have the ink-smudge effect, the “plain paper” option will work quite well (not to mention it will help you economize the use of precious ink).
4. The ink works well on most surfaces I tried, but if you choose to transfer to a surface that is not so smooth such as canvas or watercolor paper it is a good idea to increase the amount of ink by setting the printer to a photo paper printing.
5. Using inkjet transparency film for inkjet transfer won’t work since this type of media absorbs the ink rather quickly. However you can still use  inkjet transparencies for gel medium image transfer.

 

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The art of sun printing

blue art canvas sun print tulips blue and white art wall decor 8x11 cyanotype print flowers home decorCyanotype sun printing is one of the earliest printing processes that do not use silver coating and therefore quite simple to execute.
The printing is done by contact and involves UV rays (i.e the sun), so no need for a darkroom, a studio or any special equipment.
More often people use sun printing to print various arrangements on paper by creating a design on a the coated surface, such as leaves or flowers, and exposing it to the sun.
But you can also contact print your negatives, your digital photos printed into film transparency or even negatives printed on standard printer paper.
Cyanotypes (or blueprints) can be made on many different surfaces such as watercolor paper, fabric, wood, etc.
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Photo transfer to ceramic tile

Photo transfer to ceramic tile tabletop

Table top made of photo transferred ceramic tiles


1. Lightly sand the surface of the tile with a coarse sand paper.
2. Coat the tile with a thin layer of tile primer.
3. Brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge and let it completely dry.
4. Make a photocopy or print out a mirror image of your photo. You can use an inkjet printout as well but make sure to coat it with spray fixative to prevent the ink from smudging.
5. Cover the tile and your photo with a layer of Mod Podge. Place the photo face down onto the tile and smooth out any air bubbles with your fingers. If you are using a toner base photocopy let it dry for 24 hours or place it in oven for about 15 minutes on low heat. If you are using an inkjet printout let it dry for about 20 minutes.

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6. Spray the back of the transfer with water and lightly peel the first layer of paper. Be very careful to not rub the image off. The edges are often more frail so unless you like the torn-edges appeal, start removing the paper back from the center and work your way to the edges.
7. Repeat this step as many times as needed until the paper is removed. Every time you wet the transfer it will harden and better bond with the tile surface.
8. Protect your work with a clear finish which will also help getting rid of the foggy appearance created by the residual paper.

 

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How to use textures to improve your photos

Learn How to apply textures and layers to your photos

When I add textures to my photos I usually do it during scanning or printing in the darkroom, but if you shoot digital you can easily do it in your photo editor. Textures can completely change the mood of your photo and add a new dimension of depth. They often introduce the illusion of dust, dirt, stains and creases to the photo and create a final grungy, dramatic or aged appearance.
The photo on the left was taken on a cold winter day in Cincinnati, Ohio. On the right: after multiple textures added on top of the original layer, appropriate colors were applied in order to warm up the scene.

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Here is another example: The one on the left is a picture taken on a foggy day in Chicago. After adding rough textures to this street view a gritty urban feel was created.

How to apply textures and layers to your photos
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