Papercrafting Tutorial (Video): Image Transfer Featuring Clip Art – Take 2
How many of you checked out Monica’s recent tutorial on using clip art in your papercrafting projects?
And what about the last clip art tutorial I shared – did you check that out?
If you missed either of these, be sure to go and check them out – it’s really cool what you can do with clip art, and the process is so easy!
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Now, sit back, relax and watch (or better yet, join in!)
as I show you another fun (and easy!) way to use your new clip art
in your papercrafting projects.
This time around, I’m transferring clip art images onto candles –
just in time for holiday decorating or gift giving.
If you missed the quick step-by-step tutorial on using PSE and WORD for clip art creating, check out Monica’s clip art tutorial to see how easy the process is.
Again, super easy…and fast!
And, if you don’t have either of these programs, you can always just copy a clip art image and paste it into your computer’s Notepad, or even an empty email, and print it out.
For the following image transfer tutorial, I simply inserted my clip art into an email and printed it out – it really couldn’t get any easier!
Five simple steps for pasting clip art into an email:
- Grab a clip art image you want to use (copy it from your hard drive by selecting it and using CTRL + C on a PC).
- Open a new, blank email.
- Paste the clip art image into the body of the email (paste it using CTRL + V on a PC).
- If you want to re-size the clip art image, click once on the image and drag any corner of the image box inward (to make it smaller) or outward (to make it larger) – holding the SHIFT key down while dragging the corner(s) keeps the image proportional.
- Print out the email and voila, you have your image for transferring, collaging, etc.!
And now, on with the show!
And, the finished projects:
A few lessons learned:
- When cutting the tissue, use scissors unless you have the tissue adhered to the copy paper (“holder”) already. I attempted to cut just the tissue paper with my paper cutter and it just tore.
- When cutting the wax paper “holder,” be sure the wax paper piece is plenty wide and long (wider and longer than your candle) so you can wrap it all the way around the image and candle and still have a spot to hold onto (it gets a bit hot as you heat the wax!).
- When heating the wax to adhere the clip art image tissue piece to the candle, hold the candle horizontally. You’ll see I was holding the candle vertically at first (in order to show you what I was doing) – holding it vertically/upright causes the wax to run a bit down the candle (thus the small puddle of wax on my craft mat in the video!).
- Once you have adhered the image and you remove the wax paper “holder,” you can quickly and easily smooth the edges of the tissue and any wax drips by running the heat over both – make sure you’re constantly moving the heat gun and that you do it in short bursts and that you don’t hold the heat gun close to the candle.
- The thinner the tissue, the better it will “blend” into the candle wax.
- Make sure the candle you’re using for this project is a smooth, thick/fat/wide candle and that it’s the type that burns only down the center as the tissue paper image could catch fire if the candle is thin and the flame burns down over it.
- And lastly, NEVER leave candles burning unattended.
One thing I want to mention is that this image transfer technique can be done with most any printed image, not just with clip art, but I think using vintage clip art images in this way is a great way to create wonderful home decor items, and gifts!
Ready to make one of these candles?
I sure hope so!
Questions about how any of the above was done,
or about using clip art for papercrafting?
Post them in the comments
and we’ll do our best to assist you!
Here are a few other ideas for using clip art in your papercrafting projects:
- Duplicate a clip art image numerous times and print the images out, then use them to create gift tags (stay tuned for more papercafting tutorials!).
- Print out several copies and make cards.
- Import/insert a clip art image in a digital scrapbook layout.
- Stay tuned for lots more ideas!
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I’m so glad you tuned in today – thanks for joining us for our papercrafting tutorial series focused on using clip art!
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