What you will need:
- Laser or inkjet printed image which has been reversed (note both printers can be used but crisper results are achieved with a laser print)
- DecoArt Media Matte Medium
- Flat brush
- Material (I used cheesecloth)
- Heat tool
Here's how to create your transfer:
- Lay your fabric on a non-stick surface, I am using a Teflon sheet.
2. Apply a generous coat of matte medium to the fabric.
3. You want to cover an area just slightly larger than the image you are using.
4. Apply a coat of Media Matte Medium to the printed side of your image and dry with a heat tool.
5. When the matte medium on the material has turned tacky, apply a second coat to the printed side of the image.
6. Immediately lay the image in place on the fabric, face down as shown.
7. Brayer over the surface, removing any air bubbles or excess matte medium.
8. Peel the material away from the non-stick surface.
9. Leave to dry over night or alternatively place in front of an electric fan heater on high for a couple of hours (not too close!).
10. Once dry moisten the surface with water using a wet sponge and leave to soak in for 1 minute.
11. Take your wet sponge and start rubbing the surface gently using circular motions to remove the paper.
12. Continue doing this until all the paper is removed, dry with your heat tool. If you see any white paper remaining after drying continue with the sponge to remove it.
I would recommend if attempting to wash the fabric that you do so by hand in cool water.
See you soon,