I get a lot of questions about using the photo transfer method on my furniture projects. Let me tell you first off that the key is practice and patience. This isn’t an artistic process that you can rush…unless of course you like the sand it off and start from scratch (with your choice of curse words thrown in as you do).
1) Choose a suitable image and size it to fit or work out the size you need for your project. If there is text on it you will need to reverse the image before printing. I don’t have a laser printermyself (but it’s on my must buy list) so I will put my images on a memory stick and take to Staples or Office Depot asking them to print on the thinnest stock paper that they have (this will make it easier when you come to remove it in a later step). The images I’m using for my Shabby Chic Design Vintage dressing screen were too big for the regular printer and so were done on their blueprint machine)
5) Now’s the tricky bit!! Being very careful, lightly wet top of paper until the image shows through ( work in small areas at a time and don’t soak it). Then use the tips of your fingers in small circular movements to rub paper off.