Post # 1
I’m trying to transfer writing onto little wood disks (using the elmers glue, mod podge method), and it’s working, BUT I’m having trouble getting the paper off. I just tried doing it verrrry delicately and most of the writing came out properly, but there are a few letters that aren’t there because they either smudged when I took the paper off or the ink came off with the paper instead of staying on the wood. The font is very fine, so I think I will change that, hopefully that will make a difference! This is my third time doing it and the first two came out badly, like the writing was terribly smudged/missing and there were scraps of paper all over the disk. I’m getting the hang of it, but I thought I’d post and ask if there is a trick to it..
So is there a trick to getting the paper off the wood without smudging the ink?
Thanks In Advance.
Post # 3
I haven’t tried either method but was looking into it and read online where someone suggested doing the exact same method but instead of using paper, use an overhead transparency… maybe worth a shot?
Post # 4
I read online to soak it in water first, I’m not sure if you did that or not?
Post # 5
I have done this with pictures and am doing this for our table numbers. I used matte gel medium and mod podge. The first couple times I did it, it would take half the picture off with it. I found if i put the gel medium on the wood and on the picture it would come out better. Also make sure you are keeping it moist while you rub the paper off, that helped also. I didnt really have any problems with smudging, so I am not sure if this will help with that problem or not.
Post # 6
@Jen6813: Thanks, I will give that a go!
I think part of my problem is that I’ve been using prints from an inkjet printer rather than a laser jet printer, and the ink is getting smudged/washed off, so I’ll also try some laserjet prints and hopefully that will help as well.
Thanks everyone =)