I wanted to do it as a transfer, rather than using a stencil, so that the shadow border would be on it. I looked up lots of tutorials on the internet and decided to use Omni Gel for my transfer. Every tutorial I read seemed to use a slightly different method, so I decided trial and error would be my method! I printed the image at Staples, in reverse, so I’d have an laser copy, then trimmed closely around the letters. I used a foam brush to paint one coat of Omni Gel on the front of the image and carefully laid it in place. All the tutorials I read said to let it dry for around 8 hours, but I was impatient and used a blow dryer to speed up the drying.
I was a little nervous, hoping I didn’t mess it up by rushing it. Here you can see that once I wet the paper down with a wet rag, the image shows through. I used my fingers and that rag to gently start rubbing the paper off.
Don’t freak out if you rub all the paper off the image and it looks like the word, “Milk” – it looks like that when it’s dry, but once you put a coat of Modge Podge or other sealer over it, it darkens up again. Just make sure you really do have all the paper off.
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