Introduction: Fabric Transfer DIY

About: Lana is better known as Lana Red from She is from the Netherlands where she studied Design. She started her blog in April 2012, to combine her love for crafts, photography and just ever…

Here's a very easy step by step tutorial on how to transfer images onto fabric. 

I have a lot of old photographs that my parents took years ago and I felt that this was the perfect project to keep the 'vintage' feel and upcycle one of my old denim shirts by adding a picture of my mom taken in the 70's.

Step 1:

Supplies: Shirt/piece of fabric, laser printed image, Gel Medium

1. Print your favorite image with a laser printer.

Step 2:

2. Apply a thick amount of Gel Medium on the right side of the paper (so you cover the image up with the gel).

Step 3:

3. Place the paper face down onto the fabric. And let it dry for a couple of hours or overnight.

Step 4:

4. Take some water and dab it onto the paper. Use your fingers to rub the paper of. This may take a while and there will be several layers of paper to remove. Make sure you don't rub to hard, or you will scratch the image!

The image transfer probably won't come out as perfect as the original image, but I think that it suits the style and makes it look more unique.

Step 5:

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