Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium: Wall Hanging

I received a box of Mod Podge goodies a few weeks ago to make a wall hanging for my daughter's room.  We talked about what we'd make and came up with a fun project involving over a dozen women who have been a major support system in our lives.
The artwork I used for this project is by my awesome friend Holly of Spence Creative.  She is an amazing illustrator and I was so happy my daughter really connected with Holly's work.  Holly emailed me a few images that we could print for the project.  If you are using art with lettering, you must print in reverse.  I reversed the image in Photoshop and printed on regular multi-purpose paper.
Cut the exact image you would like to use (i.e. do not leave a white boarder unless you want a white boarder for the final project).  Using the foam brush provided with the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium, coat the image with the transfer medium- making sure the entire surface and all edges are evenly coated.
Place the coated image print-side down on a fabric surface and smooth so there are no air bubbles.  Let the image dry for 24 hours.
 Using a sponge, wet the image and let set for 1-2 minutes.
Using a small circular motion, begin to remove the paper with the sponge.  The paper just crumbles away.
 Continue the circular motion until you remove all of the paper.
You may notice a white film once the image dries.  Dampen your sponge again to remove more of the paper fibers.  If you like a more vintage look, you can leave some of the paper fiber.
 The second image for the wall hanging, again compliments of Spence Creative:
 The images for the Podgeable Shapes:
 Removing the paper after 24 hours:
Trimming the images for the Podgeable Shapes:
I used the Gloss Mod Podge to adhere the images to the Podgeable Shapes and then sewed the two photo transfers into a wall hanging.  The bottom of the wall hanging has a clear plastic pocket to hold all of the Podgeable pendants.
 Now she can reach in for a pocketful of inspiration that she can take with her or wear on a necklace.
She loves it and I love having all of these strong women in both of our lives.

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  1. Love this! Great idea and great job!

  2. Those are such awesome images, and I love how you incorporated the Podgeable shapes!

  3. OMG! I LOVE IT! You inspire me EVERY single day!