Introduction: Transfer Designs Using Wax Paper and an Ink Jet
If you have an inkjet printer, you can easily transfer text and pictures to a piece of wood, using some waxed paper, tape, and a credit card.
It should also work transferring to a textile ( such as a T-shirt ) but the material should be of a very tight weave
Step 1: Materials:
Wood plaque to be printed on
Printer paper to fit your ink jet
Clear tape ( the easily removable type would be best)
credit card, or something similar to use as a squeegee
Ink jet printer
Step 2: Step 2, How To
Create your design, using text and images and then inverse them so that you have the mirror image of what you want. Some printers have this ability , or use a paint program
Step 3: Cut And...
Cut a piece of wax paper the same size as your printer paper and tape it to the paper top and bottom. Make sure the edges are smooth.
Insert the wax paper /printer paper into the printer so that the ink will print on the wax paper and print your image.
Trying not to allow the wax paper to touch the wood , center the text over the wood and then lay it down lightly in place.
Using the card card or something similar ( stiff but flexible), rub the paper onto the wood. This will transfer the ink from the paper to the wood. Sometimes if the wood s slightly dampened, the design may appear darker.
Allow to dry COMPLETELY, and coat with clear urethane to preserve the design, and you're good to go.