There it is – a second part of tutorial on making Shabby Chic Furniture by transferring a print onto it.
After you have prepared, printed and cut out your design, you need to prepare a surface you will transfer on.
Water Slide Decals: Transfer Complex Print to Furniture
3. Preparing your decal – cutting out
Preparing the decal you can follow two paths: easy or difficult. Like with every thing in life, easy path is less time-consuming, but results with not-so-great final effect. Difficult path takes some time to finish, but effect you achieve is worth of trying.
What I mean is – you can make the transfer without any cutting out, but then you leave a vast of unprinted plastic on the surface of your table. And that is visible at a certain angle. The more effort you put in cutting your print out, the more authentic your print will be.
I always try to cut out the image dividing it to as many elements as it is possible, trying to get rid of all transparency I can. Doing that, leave little (approx. 1mm width) margin around printed parts of paper.
…would you like to know what happened next? We have moved the content of this article to our other website, BigBiteStudio.co.uk, dedicated entirely to the subject of print transfer. You can also buy BLANK water decal paper sheets there, if you want to try yourself creating your own print transfer. Just go through the rest of the second part of tutorial on How to transfer print onto furniture.