It’s the beginning of another fun crafting year as a Michaels Maker! Hurray! As a member of the team, I have the opportunity to participate in fun craft challenges and share lots of crafty goodness! I’m super bummed that I wasn’t available to attend the Michaels Makers Summit last week (although I do show up in some of the photos!). It looks like everyone had an amazing trip! See recaps of all the fun in the links below.
This month’s challenge options are awesome! Since I’m a frequent gift-giver, I chose image transfers to decorate note cards and gift bags using the tutorial from Courtney at CreativeBug. Hey, we may not have attended the summit, but we can create the same fun projects! Take a look at the full image transfer tutorials/videos and more, found online at Michaels until 8/22/15. Which would you choose?
Here’s a quick tutorial of my choice, the image transfers using packing tape. Seriously so cool, you’re going to want to grab a roll of packing tape and a few magazines! Today!
Easy DIY Image Transfer Stickers
Materials I used:
- packing tape – note the brand I used pictured above as it may make a difference.
- blank note cards
- blank gift bags
Also needed: scissors, warm water, credit card (burnishing tool), paper towels, optional: embellishments
What I did:
Cut a piece of packing tape.
Carefully place it onto magazine image, smoothing with fingers to avoid air bubbles.
Burnish the packing tape.
Trim rip away excess magazine page.
Place into warm water. I let mine sit for maybe a minute or two but you could do longer if you’re working on creating more or give it less time if you’re impatient.
Remove from water and using thumb, rub away paper. Dunk back in water during the process to “clean” away the paper. Thicker magazine pages (like the weight of a magazine cover) will take more work than thinner pages.
Ta-da! A transparent image transfer! How is it that I’ve never known about this fun project? Love!
Pat with a paper towel and let dry a few minutes. As packing tape dries, it becomes sticky again! So cool, right? If it dries out, I found that dipping back into warm (not cool) water reactivated the glue. If not using right away, store your image transfer stickers on wax paper.
Apply to gift bags, blank note cards, wrapping paper, packages, scrap books, collages, even glass. Embellish if desired with ribbon, decorative tape, quotes, etc.
So many ideas and finally a real use for those pretty magazine pictures! Go grab your packing tape and old magazines. Make up your own and share using #MadeWithMichaels
So fun & easy!
More fun craft ideas from the Michaels Makers Summit:
· Some of the Michaels Makers attended the Michaels Makers Summit last week where they learned four amazing classes (weaving, watercolor, paper flowers and image transfer) – all taught by Michaels education partner, Creativebug and great news – each of the classes are available online for FREE on Michaels.com until 8/22 (you can re-create one or all of the summit projects)!
· In case you haven’t met all 50 of this year’s Makers, check out each of our blogs and bios here! Follow along throughout the year and feel free to create projects with us by sharing on Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels for a chance to be featured!
See more about the Michaels Makers Summit from these awesome blog friends at 10 a.m. CST:
Disclaimer: As a member of the Michael’s Makers blog team, I received a Michael’s gift card to complete this craft challenge.