Transferring Images to Wood using Wax Paper

Too Cute to Spook Owl Wall Hanging with Crafty Secrets

Hello, everyone!  Happy September!  It’s the first Monday of the month, so that means it’s Crafty Secrets Linky Challenge time; this month the theme is Too Cute to Spook.  I decided to go with a super simple yet super cute home decor project – take a look!

Too Cute to Spook Owl Wall Hanging with Crafty Secrets

I started with the Wood Clipboard Album and the Creating with Vintage Halloween CD #4, then used wax paper to transfer the digital stamps to the wooden album cover.  Here’s the process I used:

First, pick your images and size them digitally (I used Microsoft Word)

Wax Paper to Wood Tutorial

Next, flip your image so that it will print backwards

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Cut a sheet of wax paper to 8.5 x 11″ and feed it through your inkjet printer – a laser printer will not work for this technique!

Wax Paper to Wood Tutorial

Once your image is printed, place it face down on your wooden surface.

Wax Paper to Wood Tutorial

Then, smooth a straight edge over the image to make sure it all gets transferred to the wood.

Wax Paper to Wood Tutorial

Lift the wax paper, et voila!  I used a pencil to lightly trace over a couple parts that didn’t transfer quite as well – I think I didn’t quite move fast enough, but it’s hard to make projects and take pictures at the same time 😉

Wax Paper to Wood Tutorial

And there you have it!  I hope you found this inspiring because now it’s your turn!  Visit the rest of the Crafty Secrets Design Team for some great inspiration, then upload your project using Crafty Secrets product to the blog for your chance to win a special prize!  For prize details, deadline info, and other bits, head over to the Crafty Secrets Blog.

CRAFTY SECRETS DESIGN TEAM

Kathy Clement, DT Leader * Darlene Pavlick * Diane Hover * Ginny Nemchak * Melody Clement * Michele Kovack * Sheila Rumney * Teresa Horner

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5 thoughts on “Transferring Images to Wood using Wax Paper

  1. Diane Hover says:

    Oh I love this…what a beautiful piece of Halloween decor…..I have this image sitting on my desk right now, but never, ever would of thought to use it this way…totally awesome and creative!!

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