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Mod Podge Photo Transfer Gift Ideas

One of the most popular ways to personalize a gift is to photo transfer. Add your favorite photo to almost any surface using Mod Podge Photo Transfer to create a custom gift that would make anyone smile.

At a Glance:

Project #15980 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 8 oz. - CS15067

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Brush Set, Decoupage - 24781

Number Needed: 1 $12.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® 2-in-1 Smoothing Tool - 10614

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Various surfaces

instructions

  1. Use scissors to trim the excess paper edges from the photocopied image.
  2. Next, position the image face up on the protective surface.  
  3. Using either a 1” foam applicator or a soft bristled, Taklon brush, apply Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium liberally to the front of the image. This medium is thick in consistency and white in color; you will NOT be able to see the image once the medium has been applied. Be sure the entire image is covered with the medium.
  4. While the medium is still wet on the image, immediately lift the image from the protective work surface, flip it over and then position it to the project surface image side down.
  5. It is best to smooth the image making sure it is fully making contact with the surface. Using your fingers or a Mod Podge Squeegee and while using light pressure, smooth from the center towards the edges of the image. This will remove any possible wrinkles or captured air pockets; the excess medium can be wiped away.
  6. Allow the transferred image to dry a full 24 hours.
  7. 24 hours later, dab a wet sponge over the transferred image then lightly rub away layers of paper using the wet sponge or your fingers.
    • ​​NOTE: A good tip is to work this step in stages remove layers of paper, allow it to dry, then wet it again and remove additional layers. When dry, if a white haze still appears, a thin layer of paper still exists. By working in stages and removing a little at a time, the image will not be compromised or damaged by removing too many layers too quickly.

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Related FAQs

Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.
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