So many people are getting into image transfer techniques, you will need to take care to push your image-making, or it may end up looking like a creative memories scrapbook or an Instagram filter. Keep pushing your image content, especially when using crafty materials and popular techniques!
Remember: if a 3 year old can do it on an iphone, or your aunt makes scrapbooks that look like it… you’re not really challenging yourself as an artist.
There are many tutorials and techniques online:
Note in each tutorial… What kind of print do they use (Laser or Inkjet? It matters!)
I like this technique, it uses inkjet transparency film to transfer the image quite quickly:
Heat transfer onto wood using Laserjet print (NOT LAZERTRAN):
In this video tutorial, Nick Tobier shows step-by-step how to create an inkjet transfer.
Some techniques using gel medium require you to rub the paper surface away to reveal the transfer image…
A mixed media tutorial on Gel Transfers by Darlene Olivia McElroy:
This one uses DASS SuperSauce Concentrate (special products you must buy online):