Wondered into Lakeland and found some Double Sided Wax Paper which i thought needed some exploring. I made sure that i could return the roll if it didn’t work for me and was guided to their returns policy which said yes.
I have some of AFTH Deli Paper both waxed and unwaxed and have done small test pieces to see which one i like best.
Today i printed some images from my inkjet printer that Andy Skinner has as a free download on his site. Daniel Craig and the tree with birds.
For Daniel Craig used both the AFTH and Lakeland waxed. Was a tad apprehensive about putting the deli paper through the printer but as soon as i had added the tape at both ends and tried that it worked i was off!
Painted a thin piece of balsa wood with Everlasting DecoArt Chalk Paint. Made sure it was dry before transferring the inkjet image using the Lakeland paper. Also added a couple of the hearts from a digital download from Vera Lane printed onto the unwaxed AFTH paper.
The tree image printed onto Lakeland paper and then transferred onto a piece of Aldi 100% cotton dust sheet.
Painted another piece of balsa wood with Everlasting, Romance, Legacy and New Life DecoArt Chalky paints. Used a wet wipe to blend the colours and then transferred the image using the AFTH waxed paper.
The panel in close up, you can see i also added one of the Vera Lane transfers over the top of the trees.
Like all the waxed papers but i will use the Lakeland as it is cheaper and easier to store.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. If you have any questions please leave them in a comment below.
Thanks for dropping by.
Update 30 April 2015: So sorry i forgot to tell you how i did the transfer.
I rubbed the printed side of the deli paper onto each of the different surfaces using an old credit card.
You need to remember to flip the image if it is text or an image you want in a particular place so that you print off a reverse image.
When putting the deli paper through the printer i used 80 gsm copier paper as a carrier sheet. I cut the deli paper slightly smaller than the A4 sheet and used tape at each end to keep it in place.
You can use smaller sheets than A4 on the copier paper just remember to tape all the edges down so the deli paper doesn’t get stuck in your printer and line up your printer image accordingly.
My inkjet printer is a Canon MG7550.
Be careful handling the deli paper as the prints are quite wet when they come out of the printer and can smudge easily. This is how they should be and this makes it easy to transfer the images onto other surfaces.
Hope this has clarified the process for you, any questions please leave them in a comment.