My printed greeting cards are usually printed on an inkjet printer onto cardstock. I decided to experiment with an image transfer technique that I think will give them more ump and offer more variety to my greeting card line. It's suggested that this technique will work best from an image printed on a laser jet printer. Since I only have an inkjet printer, I was lucky enough to find a tutorial using inkjet. My finish piece is above and I am very pleased with the overall look. I like the vintage feel and almost stamp like quality of the print. Here are the steps to trying this technique out if you are interested in learning something new and fun (it is so easy):
1) Print image on transparency film from an inkjet printer. Although the transparency film I used was meant for color laser printers (what I had available), it still worked out great for me.
2) Once image is completely printed, I quickly placed it on a white cardstock (ink side on paper), pressed it and rolled over the image about 10 times with a brayer.
3) Lastly, I carefully lifted up the film from the cardstock and there you have it - an image transfer! Check out this website for visuals of the technique, if you're more of a visual learner like me. I hope you have fun! Good luck.
By the way you, can use this technique for photographs as well and not just illustrations.
Side note, due to time constrictions, I've decided to push the launching of my online shop for Summer 2016.
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