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22 Lessons (1h 9m)
    • 1. Wood Transfer Techniques

      1:09
    • 2. 12 Transfer Techniques + Class Information

      0:54
    • 3. Pencil on Paper Part 1

      1:49
    • 4. Pencil on Paper Part Two

      4:55
    • 5. Graphite Paper

      5:00
    • 6. Heat Transfer Technique

      2:37
    • 7. Razor Blade Part One

      3:01
    • 8. Razor Blade Part Two

      3:12
    • 9. Blue Chaco Paper

      3:50
    • 10. Transferring to Dark Backgrounds

      0:58
    • 11. White Graphite Paper

      3:36
    • 12. White Chaco Paper

      2:49
    • 13. Acetone

      2:37
    • 14. Wax Paper

      4:42
    • 15. Pressure or Stippling

      4:32
    • 16. Polyacrylic Transfer Part One

      3:27
    • 17. Polyacrylic Transfer Part Two

      3:07
    • 18. Gel Medium Transfer

      4:59
    • 19. How Well Do They Erase?

      2:39
    • 20. How Well Do They Erase? (continued)

      3:59
    • 21. Transfer Techniques Next Steps

      1:11
    • 22. BONUS Technique!! Tracing Paper

      4:17
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In this class I cover 12 different Transfer Techniques for transferring an image to wood. I go over all the tools you need, costs, walk you through how to do the transfer, some pros and cons, and even go over how some of them erase using two different commonly used erasers. 

These different techniques can be used for so many things, so I am really excited to see what you create using these methods!

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Rachel Strauss

Wood Burn Corner

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HELLO HELLO! I’m Rachel Strauss, the artist behind Wood Burn Corner. I have been wood-burning since 2011 and love sharing my passion with others. Before picking up a wood burning tool I was a registered nurse and a professional ballerina. While those fields were fun, wood burning has far exceeded them.

I’m a HUGE advocate of the concept “community over competition” and am known in the wood burning community for my “Burnt Month Challenges”. These challenges are prompt based for a month and are a great way to hone your skill, meet other pyrography artists, and try new things. Our last one was #BurntOctober where we had over 300 wood burning artists participate. I've taught my introduction to wood burning class at Pinners Conference, and my ... See full profile

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1. Wood Transfer Techniques : Hi, everybody. I'm Rachel Strauss from Woodburn Corner, and I am so excited to be here today. Teoh, talk to you about different transfer techniques to transfer images and wording to what? So we have 12 different techniques that we're gonna go over today. Some of them I have done hundreds of times, while others are fairly new to me. So we're gonna be able to look at them all lined up next to each other and compare and contrast. I'll go over all of the pros and the cons of each pricing and all that good stuff. So I am so excited to be filling up this giant wall hollow slice of wood with all of the different transfer techniques. And yeah, I think it'll be fun. And if you haven't yet, go and check out my introduction to wood burning class. But these techniques can be used for things besides just wood burning. This is for anybody who is looking to transfer an image or some warding toe. What started 2. 12 Transfer Techniques + Class Information: So I have this giant vast would blank from, well, hello that I have divided into 12 sections and each section. I will go over a different technique. I will talk to you about the tools that you need in order to complete it. Um and then we'll be able to compare them all at the end. You obviously don't need all of the tools in order to complete all 12 of the different techniques. But my hope is that at the end of this class you will have learned at least one or two new transfer techniques that you've never seen or heard of before and maybe want to give a couple of trying. Let's go fill this up. What do you say? 3. Pencil on Paper Part 1: Okay, let's get started. So we are going to start with pencil on paper eso I have for each section. I'm going to dio both the writing of what it iss and also just a simple sunflower design. And then we'll be able to see how each one transfers and compare and contrast them all eso for pencil on paper. What you're gonna do is you need a just a couple of supplies, and it's one of those that is really cheap. You just need tape toe, hold your design down your design just on paper printed the normal way and then just a extra soft pencil. I have a Tom bow to be pencil and a, uh, just a Dixon one defense. So we'll give these to try and see how they go, See how that goes. Oh, I hate flying metals. Okay, So what you're gonna dio is on the back of your wording or your design. You're gonna take your pencil and you're going to just shade the back of it kind of color. The anywhere where there is writing that you want it transferred, you're just going to color the back. So for the writing, I'm doing the, um, Dixon Ticonderoga. I don't know how to say that. Um, one be extra soft pencil for the writing. And then we will try the Tom Bowen. Let's get you guys in on a closer view. 4. Pencil on Paper Part Two: So you just finished shaving it in so that all the parts that have any writing on it have some of the graphite on the back. Okay. And then So I used this Dixon one b for the writing. And now we're going to use the Tom bow, um, to be for this and fire. So you just flip it over and again, you just fill it in. But these air just materials that you can even use a regular pencil. I'm sure that would work to just whatever you have in your house. This is a This is a great technique to use. If you're in a pinch, it's just a good one to have in your back pocket. All right? I feel like it's all on their great. Okay, Now that it's all transferred, you can use either just one of your pencils that you just used. Or if you do have an embossing tool, I always highly recommend these. After everything is completely covered in, you're going to carefully place your design onto your wife. Try not to shift it around when you're placing it, and then you're going to take your pencil and just with an even pressure go over all of your lines. Okay? And there you go. Perfect. It's great, especially for lettering, because it's nice and light, but you can still see everything that you need to see. Now let's check out how it is. With something a little more complicated. I place it down and you don't want to shift it once it's down. And then this time I'm going to use my embossing tool. And again, it's the same with the nice, even pressure. I really like this technique for a number of reasons. I love that. It's so cheap that you have all the tools you need in your home, and it does a great job transferring it just is a little bit time consuming and can be a little messy. If you're not careful now, you can always transfer with this type of method as much detail Laura's little detail as you like. It just depends on how you are as a burner. If you like to have all of your details transferred or just some how precise you want to be , you can always check on your progress. Just be really careful about lifting up and moving, but it's working really well. The width of your transfer will be based on the width of the ball that you're using to transfer it. So I'm using a slightly larger ball if you use a smaller ball than the lines will be smaller. So it just depends on what it is that you're looking for and because it transfers it in such a light way, it really makes it easy to erase any little mistakes for any spots where I put pressure that I didn't mean Teoh and then in the middle here you can do it. A number of ways you can use kind of a stippling method where you just start doing little dots to show emphasis of where you want to it to be darker, all right, And then I can go back in and fill it in later. Or you can always dio a full coffee if you're into that. All right, so there's your first technique pencil 5. Graphite Paper: up next, we have graphite paper. So this transferring technique is a favorite among wood burning artists, and it's the one that I use often. I love it. So all you need for the graphite transfer is tape your designed some graphite paper, which is about you can find on Amazon, for you can get 100 sheets for about $8. Um, and you can use it over and over and over and over and over again, So that's a great, great deal. You just have to be careful because you don't want it rubbing against any would because it will get on your wood. Come and then I like to have an embossing tool, but just a pencil or ballpoint pen would work, too. Um, and let's get started. So you just will take down your design where you would like it to be, and you can use any type of printer for this. You don't have to have a laser printer to in order to be able to do this, and then all you do is you take your graphite. Then you just slide it underneath your design with the black side facing down. Then you're going to take your in bossing tool and use a medium pressure but an even pressure and just carefully follow all of your lines. So that's what it looks like. And it completely comes down to how well you follow your lines as to how good your transfers. And then again, under here for this one, I will show Teoh pencils hiding under there. I'm gonna show it to you with the pencil this time instead of, um, using the embossing tool. And again, you're just going Teoh, follow all the mines. Some people like to use a ballpoint pen for this, and they even choose, like a brighter color, like red or something. That way you can tell where you've been. I prefer using the embossing tool because then I can reuse my templates over and over and over again. So I don't have to keep printing it if I'm making a bunch of the same thing because if you're using a red pen all over your design, then you're not gonna be able to see it after long. But I can understand why people do it because, especially if you have a complicated design, it gets hard to tell where you've been, Um, what things you've transferred? What there is left to transfer. So being able to see that would be helpful. Obviously, with writing, you will want to take your time and go a little slower and make sure that you're really accurate. Um, with something like a flower like this, Um, there's a lot of room for interpretation, and so it doesn't have to be as accurate we're getting there, and you can always check on your progress to see how things were transferring. It's a much darker transfer with the graphite paper, so I can use my lighting to see what I've done and what I haven't because the pencil marking is shiny, but you can always just take a quick peek that's easy to okay. That should be it. That's just check and make sure that we did everything. See, I missed a couple of lines here. So before you take this off, always double check. So so that's graphic paper. I love graphic paper. You can use it over and over again. It's fairly inexpensive. Um, it folds up small and you can. It's It's just a really, really great medium for transferring images to would looks move onto the next one 6. Heat Transfer Technique: up. Next, we have heat transfer method. For this, you're going to need laser printed paper printed in reverse or flipped horizontally, especially if you have writing. You don't want to make sure that you don't put it on backwards, so you want to flip that before you print it. You're going to need some tape and, um, a heating tool for this. I'm going to be using the walnut hollow versa tool, which is a great little burner on it only costs about $30 retail. I'll be using the transfer point or tip and turning the temperature up to the orange level , which is pretty hot. You want to wait for it to turn all the way up and get nice and warm, and I suggest testing your temperatures before trying it on your actual piece. You want to make sure that it's not too hot that it doesn't scorch the wood. I'm using a circular motion to keep the burner moving. That way, it doesn't get too hot in one spot, Um, but you definitely need laser printed image in order for this to work. Thea. Other way that you can get it to work is if you use a print out from a copy machine because that is also done using toner ink. So I'm just going to keep going over the entire area. You want to make sure that your tape is not too close to your design. Otherwise you will end up melting the tape. I think we're almost done. So let's take a peek up just a little bit more. Just little circles. All right, let's take a gander. What do you say? There we go. He transfer. Now let's give the wording a try. So this method works really well for lettering, especially because it just really gets a fine transfer. Really detailed transfer. You just want to do little circles. You can always check on your progress. It's like a little bit on the H. That's all right. So that's how you do a heat transfer 7. Razor Blade Part One: Okay, So this next one, I think you guys might laugh at me a little bit about this one. Um, so this next transfer method is the razor blade method, and this is actually a method that I used for the for Hearst. Gosh, I don't even I don't think I want to admit how many months I used this method for before I found graphite paper. But the way that this works is, um you use the cut lines, um, as your guide. So wherever you need to create a cut line, you do so with the razor blade, and that's gonna be the line that you follow. You want to make sure that you always do that inside lines first, eso if there's letters you always wanted to the, um, holes of the letters First, if that makes sense with this fund because it's just a simple line forint, I wouldn't need to do more than just the cut lines. But say this, though, was a little bit thicker. You want to make sure that you do the center of the before you do the outside of the otherwise When you cut out the outside, you've just lost where your lines are in the middle. So that is a tricky part of using this method, but it doesn't require anything but an Exacto knife, Um, or some sort of blade and a whole lot of patients. Uh huh. But this method said, believe it or not worked for me for many months. Um, I started doing art with my husband. We made our A marriage contract. It's like this really beautiful wall hanging, and it's made out of cut paper. And so that was where I started. And then I kind of used what I learned there and brought it over to wood burning where it didn't necessarily belong. Um, but as you will see, because it will look like I've done nothing, Um, there will be tiny little cut lines that I can follow, so you can tell this is incredibly tedious. Um, but it does work well for something like this. Okay, so we've done the letters, and I don't know if you're gonna be able to see that or not. Maybe we can get an ankle on the light. I can clearly see where I'm supposed to cut. So there's that 8. Razor Blade Part Two: now with this next one because it's so complicated, I am not going to be doing every single detail of it. What I am going to be doing is using it as just a general shape. So I'm just gonna be doing basically the outside lines of the pedals, and then I can go back and fill them in with more details later and again. If you are doing this, you always want to start at this center and work your way out. And then with this, you can easily tell where you've been, because there's bumps and ridges where you've cut through the paper and into the wood. So it's a fairly inexpensive way of transferring images. It's a time consuming way of transferring images. It's not a super accurate way. I mean, it can be if you really take the time. Um, it does cut out the papers so you can't reuse the design once you have done the transfer in this way, come and you have to be careful about how it is that you do the transfer so that you don't lose parts of your design before you're ready, Teoh. So there's a lot to think about what? This method. But, um, I have to tell you, doing this right now is is bringing back some good memories of the very, very early days of Woodburn Corner. So this is kind of fun for me, but I'm hoping that you will be able to see that this is a viable method of transferring a design. But it is cumbersome, all right. I think we might be there. And then what you can dio is Polier designer. I'm hoping you all can see the cut lends cause I can. And I could easily fall that. Follow this with a wood burning tool or with paint and from far away or a distance at all. You can't tell that it's even there. So it is a good transfer method to keep in mind for certain circumstances. 9. Blue Chaco Paper: up. Next, we have a new discovery of mine, and it's called Chako paper, and it is a magic transfer paper. That's what at least they call themselves, because it can be erased with just a damp cloth. So we will give this a go. You just need, um, your tape to tape down your design. Um, some regular printed paper. It doesn't have to be on laser and similar to our other techniques. Um, you'll slide it underneath and use either a pencil, a ball point pen. Or, um, my favorite is the embossing tool to transfer the chalk, too, to the I would. So it's really thin, Um, so you can see through, and you can tell which side goes down. The blue side is what is going to be facing the wood, and you'll just slide it underneath, really similar to how you do graphite paper. And then you'll just use your tool to press the blue onto the wood and you can see it transferred to the wood. And it's a nice clean transfer. Um, you can touch it, and it doesn't come off too easily, so that's nice. But it will revolve over time and then I'm going to do the same thing here. This time. I'm going to use the pencil, and I'm just going to do a quick outline just so that we can see how it transfers using the pencil. And then you can always check on your progress to see my getting close. How's it looking great? Looks like I missed this one right here. But as you can tell with this paper, it gets a really clean transfer. Really. Wherever it is that you put pressure, that's where it's transferring. So it's a nice, clean, clean transfer. I really like this charcoal paper stuff. I'm not sure that it last quite as long as graphite paper, where you can reuse it over and over and over and over again. Um, you can use this stuff a lot, but I'm not sure that you can use it as many times as you can with graphite paper. So there you go. That's a really quick and easy way to transfer, and you can always go back and the lines if you're feeling like you want a little more guidance. But the coolest part about this is that it just wipes away with a damp cloth, so it's not permanent. It's great. That's blue charcoal paper 10. Transferring to Dark Backgrounds: So these next to transfer techniques that we're gonna talk about our if you have a darkened background already, so say you have a burned background like this one, or this one is stained, or maybe a painted background. Or maybe the wood is died or something like that. But let's say that the wood is a darker wood and you want to transfer an image to it, and these methods won't necessarily cut it because it's already dark. And so you want to be able to see it back in walks, a white chocolate paper and white graphite paper. So we're gonna give these a go. Next, we're going to do the white graphite paper on this one on the burnt one that has half burned and half not burns, that you can see what it looks like. The difference between the two and we're gonna do the chocolate paper on the stained piece for 11. White Graphite Paper: up next, we have white graphite, which is very, very similar to, um, regular graphite paper. Um, and you just need a couple of supplies for this. You need your white graphite paper. I'm using the Mona Lisa graphic beeper from speedball. And you need your design. It could be printed on any any kind of paper. Um, and with a regular laser or laser or inkjet printer, Um, and you're going to just place it on your design, and you will want this to be a nice dark background. Um, I did a spotted background so that you can see the difference between what it looks like on a dark Breck background versus a lighter background. So this is your white graphite? Deeper. You can tell which side is the white side. That's gonna be the side that is facing your worst. So you're just slide it underneath your design and then using your pencil or your embossing tool, you're going to use a medium pressure two and follow your lines as best you can to transfer the image or the words to the wood, just like graphite paper. The lines that you go over going to be the lines that show up underneath. So the more accurate you are when you transfer, the more accurate it will be when you take it off So you can tell it really shows up well on the dark and surface and hardly at all on the light surface. After I finished transferring all the designs, I'm gonna go back and show you how each one erases and which way the race is best so you can get as detailed as you want. That might be everything we didn't even do the center and there you so that's white graphite. 12. White Chaco Paper: way have our white chocolate paper, and this is very similar to the blue chocolate paper. You're going to want to use a dark background for it because otherwise it will not show up . Um, it comes in a big sheet of charcoal pay for you're gonna want to use the powdered side facing down and just like graphite paper or blue chocolate paper, you'll slide the chocolate paper underneath the design and then carefully transfer the image using a medium toe light pressure. And just by pushing it pushes the charcoal paper onto the darkened surface. Or maybe you're using a darker piece of wood. Um, this might work well on a darker type of wood. Um, and if you don't have a a tool like this, this is just a simple embossing tool. Ah, pencil works just fine. I prefer the embossing tool, but you can use anything and again you're just going Teoh. Trace the design. Be careful not to push places where you don't want it transferred. Although the good thing with taco paper is, it actually comes off really easy with just water like a damp cloth, and then you'll just go and transfer anything that you want transferred its just like Grafite paper. Wherever you cross, that's where it's going to transfer. If you used a stain to die, you're would. You're going to want to make sure that it is dry before you do this. Otherwise the Chako will not transfer. I think we might have done everything. Let's take a look. Look at that. Such a nice transfer with the charcoal paper. 13. Acetone : up next, we have an acetone transfer. So this is just regular acetone. Um, do you read the safety guidelines for this stuff? Because it's, um it's, um, intense stuff. Um, I have my mask ready to go and some gloves to protect my hands. Then what you need is a just a old card. You can use a credit card or a This is my old license from when I was 16. You need laser printed images, and you want to make sure that you flip your wording and you're just going to take that in place. Thank you. Then what you're gonna do is take your card and you're just going to wrap it in just one layer of paper towel. You're going to have your acetone in just a little bowl. You only need a tiny bit a little bit. Goes a long way with this project, and you're just going to do one quick dip and then you're just going to press gently across the whole paper. You want to make sure it gets wet with Theus iTunes and you're applying enough pressure that it's pressing the ink onto the wood and again same goes for the writing, Asa Tunis. Um, really smelly stuff. That more so having that mask is going to be helpful. All right, let's take a look at how we're doing here. It doesn't. Nice clean transfer. I will say that. It just smells to high heaven, then there you go. So that is the acetone transfer. 14. Wax Paper: Okay. So up next we have the wax transfer method, and all this needs is wax paper. Um, just a regular piece of paper and some scotch tape, scissors, and another card to do the actual pressure transfer. You need an inkjet printer for this? Um, you don't need a laser printer. And what you're going to dio is cut a piece of your wax paper, and then you want to cut it to the size so that it will fit on a piece of eaten off by 11 printer paper. Okay, nicely. And then what you're going to do is tape it down. Really? Well, you want to make sure that it's not gonna get caught when it goes through the printer. Okay, then, once it's all taped up, you're going to place it into the printer because you wanted to print onto the wax. If you have wax paper that has a shiny side, make sure that the shiny side is facing up because that's the side that you want the, uh, print to be printed on. All right, let's go print it. This part has to be done pretty quickly. So as soon as it prints you need to come back and do the transfer right away before the ink has a chance to dry. All right, so we have our parentage images here, and it looks like when it came out of the printer, it smeared a little bit, but that's gonna be all right. So I'm gonna go ahead and just cut this out. You really careful not to touch the ink because it will leave a mark with whatever it touches. So you want to be really careful? Okay, then I'm going to take my wax paper. You're going to flip it over so that the ink is facing down. No. Wherever you put it, that's where it means to stay. And then you're going to take your card and just press it on. You want to push hard enough that you're transferring the ink, but not too hard that you're ripping the wax paper. This works great for color images to it gives it kind of a rustic feel, but there you go. Now we're gonna print the writing. Another thing you can use instead of wax paper. And what we're going to use for this, for the writing part, is if you have, like any sort of sticker paper. You can just, uh you know, if you have any of these lying around, you can use the shiny side of this as like the wax paper. So we're gonna stick this in the printer printing on the shiny side on. Do you want to make sure that you flip your image before you print it specially for writing ? All right, so it is freshly printed. You can see the little feeds of on the paper. Be really careful not to touch any part of it or it will spread, and then you're going to just wherever you place it. That's where it needs to stay. Please sit down just like before. Use that card and just press it on. And there you go. So that's how you conduce a wax paper transfer or by using the backing of sticker paper or label paper 15. Pressure or Stippling: All right. So for this next to transfer technique, um, you don't need hardly any supplies at all. Actually, you just need your design. Um, some sort of poking mechanism. Pressure mechanism. A pencil would work. Um, so does a crossing tool. And then just some tape to hold on your designs. And what you're actually going to do here is you want to use the point your side, because you are going to be pressing hard enough that you are in denting the wood, and you have to be pretty precise. And you have to use really hard pressure so that you can feel that you are marking the word the wood surface underneath your design. This is great. If you just need to get a quick design down or if you are in a hurry or if it's just a simple design, Um, and you have good landing to follow the design after you have transferred it. Um, you do have to be strong. Your hand has to be ableto withstand the amount of pressure that you have to put to leave a dent. It might be hard to see with this lighting, but there is a dent there. Let's see if you can. That's better for you. Okay? And then the same goes for the flower. And for this one, I am going to do all of the details after the fact. This method also works Great. If you're using a dotted or stippled effect and again you want to use a hard pressure, you can also. Maybe I'll do you chew with the pencil. This time you can use a pencil. Um, you want to make sure that you're still able to use this the same amount of hard of pressure that you were using if you have a an actual embossing tool. But you just slow and steady work your way around your design, pressing hard so that you are scarring the wood. You have to be pretty accurate with this, because wherever you leave a mark, it is actually leaving a mark. I can't just be erased. This obviously only works on soft, softer woods like pass would ah harder Would this technique won't work for because you just won't have the brute strength enough to actually leave a mark on Lord like this would be very hard to do on Birch. Let's say all right. I think we did it all. You can go back and add details if you want for, just leave it as is. And my hand needs a stretch after pressing so hard. So it's not ideal. But it does work in a pinch. If I can get you guys some lighting changes that you can see the difference minds. 16. Polyacrylic Transfer Part One: up. Next, we have a poly acrylic transfer technique. For this, I am using the men wax poly acrylic protective. Finish in clear. Matt, you need to have a laser printed image. Um, and if you have any writing, make sure that it's reversed. You need a little bit of water and an old toothbrush or an old brush that's a little bit rough. And then you also need either a sponge brush or regular brush to brush the poly acrylic on . Um, I prefer the sponge brush for probably acrylic. I just think it makes a smoother finish. I wish I had a little bit larger of one, but this this will work. And then you also need a card in order to flatten out the image. Okay, so what you're gonna do is grab your poly acrylic and open. Uh, now I'm gonna be putting them about here. Meet here. You can do the entire surface, or you can just do where you know that your design is going to go. And when you're trimming your pieces, you want to try and trim it with as little extra paper as possible, because you're going to be having to remove that paper later. So you're just going to take some poly acrylic and spread on a nice thin layer. If you want the whole piece toe, have the same look. Then you can go ahead and do the entire piece. That way, it all has the same sort of shine to it. And the great thing about transferring with this is you can also use it to finish your pieces. So you only have to have 11 Tullow are once supply. Okay, almost there. Then you want it to be nice and smooth. Okay? And while it's what you're going to place your wording and your image down and then you're going to use that card to smooth it out, I just wanna make sure that there's no bubbles in it. Okay, then you're just gonna wait about 20 to 30 minutes 17. Polyacrylic Transfer Part Two: Okay, now that 20 minutes have passed, it's mostly dry. It's just a tiny, tiny bit moist, but the stuff around that is dry. At this point, I'm going to start with my old toothbrush and just dip it in the water. You want to get enough water that you get the paper wet, but not so much that you're going to split or ruin the wood. That was probably a little too much, to be honest. Okay. And then what you're going to do is use the toothbrush should just try and rip up that paper. So this is why I was saying, You wanna have as the smallest amount of paper possible, um, on the edges because you have to pull that up later. It's just more work for you later. I've also heard that you can use your finger that that's a pretty effective way of doing it , and I would agree it's pretty effective, but you can see it makes a pretty nice transfer. You don't want to be too rough, for you can see. I started to pull off some of the ink in some places because I was crushing a little too vigorously. But You know, it's a nice, really nice transfer, tad. Messy. You have to wait a little while, but it does have a nice transfer. All right, so that's that one. Let's try the other one with the brush and see how this works. So you have that one. The poly acrylic transfer technique. 18. Gel Medium Transfer: up. Next, we have our gloss gel medium. This is by liquid, Tex. This is what I'm gonna be using today. You need a laser printed image with your lettering in reverse or switched horizontally. You need a card to smooth out your paper, a toothbrush or an old brush for after it's dry and something Teoh apply it with either a sponge brush or a regular Russia. I think I'm gonna try the regular brush today. So what you're going to do is take your gel medium, make sure surfaces clean and we're just going to apply little by little. You want a nice thin layer and you can do it across the entire piece or just across the part that you're doing entirely up to you. So now that I have a nice, smooth, wet layer, I am ready to apply. You're just going to place it down similar to what we did with the poly acrylic, and then you want to use the card to smooth it up? Yeah, okay, now that are gel medium is completely dry. We're going to take our little bit of water and either an old too fresh or a hard old brush to get rid of all of the paper. So let's start with the toothbrush. This is really similar to what we did with the poly acrylic. - Well , that really makes a lovely transfer. You have a little bit of an edge here where the paper edge waas, but that transfer is so clean. Amazing. Alright, let's try it with the little brush now for the for the writing. So I'm finding that with the gel medium, you need a slightly more water to get it to come up and a little more scrubbing than I did with the poly acrylic. But it seems like it's sticking better when I really scrub at it. I'm not getting some of the the little breaks that I got with the Poly. I am just going to take a little towel to dry that up, and that is it for Joe Medium Transfer 19. How Well Do They Erase? : So I made a little extra markings on each sample because I wanted to see how they each erase using my two favorite erasers the Tom Bo Sandy Reeser 512 a the mono Sandri eraser and the State lor um, Mars plastic. Um, this is just like a classic white Mars plastic eraser. So I'm going to see how each one does something. Make sure you can see this little pencil scribble. I know it's really light. The Sandy racer does a really good job of getting that off. You can't even see that there was anything there. Let's check out how the Mars Eraser does. Yeah, both of them work really well to remove any pencil markings that are left after this sort of transfer technique. Now let's check out graphite Now. Granted, this one is slightly darker line. So this is like the darkest graphite transfer that you can get because I transferred directly from the back side of the graphite paper. I didn't go through an actual piece of paper, but let's see how they each dio. So the Tombaugh Sandy Racer, it does pretty well, but you can still see a little bit and Let's see how the state Lor does so at least on Bass would. The state lawyer seems to not do quite as good of a job as the Sandy Racer does when it comes to graphite on password. All right, let's check out our next one, which is the heat transfer. So let's again start with Armor Sandy Racer on this bottom half here, that actually does a decent job. It's almost completely gone, all right, and let's see how the Mars Plastic does. It's not quite as good. All right, so that's how the heat transfer erasing goes, um, with the razor blade. There's no need to erase because you can hardly see the lines anyways, Um, and then now we're onto the blue Chako paper, and I'm really excited to see how this one works. 20. How Well Do They Erase? (continued): So for the blue chocolate paper, you can see I've already rubbed it off a little bit. The charcoal paper kit can get rubbed off fairly easily. Um, the blue charcoal paper it's suggests using a damp cloth. So I'm just gonna wet this paper towel and see how it does. Oh, yeah, that comes right off with just a little tiny bit of wet paper towel. Let's check out how it does that with the the erasers that gets it up pretty well. But there's still a tiny, tiny bit of remnants. Let's try the mono Sandy Racer. This someone actually left a little bit more blue Chako than the plastic, but the water got it off entirely. So just a little damp cough is all you need for the Blue Chako. All right, now let's talk about the white graphite. So I did a little doodle down here. Let's try the Sandy Racer first. Well, that did the trick that took it right off. And let's try the stately. You know, I could be saying that wrong. You guys, maybe I should just call it the Mars Plastic that took it off for the most brother is still tiny, tiny remnants of it, but it did do a pretty good job. But again, I think the Tom Bowie racer wins that fight all right, onto the white chocolate paper again, just like with the blue charcoal paper. The damp cloth is supposed to just take it right off, and it did. It took it off. Let's try the sandy research. Well, that seemed to do a really good job, but taking it off and let's try the Mars plastic that also did a decent job. So I think anything works with the white chocolate paper to take it off. Now we're onto acetone. All right, again, let's try the Tombaugh Sandy Racer and see how it does. It's getting off, but you do have to work at it, all right? And let's try the Mars plastic. This doesn't seem to be doing hardly anything. So again the Sandy Racer wins. All right, in our last one that we're going to talk about today is the wax paper, So the wax paper to remove that one, let's see how they each do. Let's try the Sandy Racer first. That took it off pretty well. There are a couple little spots left just a little bit left. And let's try the Mars pasta. It's certainly lightened it, but it doesn't seem to be getting rid of it. But the sandy research seems to do a better job. Definitely. It's not perfect already racing. So there you go here, the different erasers and how well they erase each technique. 21. Transfer Techniques Next Steps: wait, did it? All 12 transfer techniques. Um, I don't know about you, but I learned a whole bunch of this process between the research and the actual transferring. Um, I really feel like I learned a whole bunch. And I hope you did too. There are so many different transfer techniques between gel, medium and acetone. The Chako paper in the heat transfer. I am so excited to see how you take these transfer techniques and use them yourself. So please share them in our class or class projects. I would love to see what you guys make. You can also share them on instagram and tag me at Woodbourne Corner in them. If you found this class to be hopeful, please leave me a review. You have no idea how much that means and how much it does. It really means a lot to me. I'm be sure to be following me here on skill share because this isn't the last cost I'm going to be teaching. And anyways, I think that's it. Thank you so much for stopping by and transfer you 22. BONUS Technique!! Tracing Paper: way, Get 1/13 transfer technique. This one is using tracing paper. This is the tracing paper that I am using. Its got 50 sheets in it, and it's Bystrov more. You just need your image. And if you are using wording, you can either print it in reverse. Or you can hold it up to like a window or something like that. If you don't want a printed in reverse. If you as long as you have paper that's been enough, you should be able to see it. Ah, you also need a nice soft pencil. I'm using the Tom Bow to be pencil for this and some tape. All right, let's get started. Let's start with the writing. So what you're gonna do is take your tracing paper. It's really thin, as you can see, and what you want to do is, please sit down onto your paper. Now you can do this one of two ways. You can tape it to your paper. If you're doing a design that's a little more complicated, which is what we'll do with this one, or you can just hold it in place while you do it and then you're going to just follow your lines as closely as you can. Okay, so now you've traced it onto their then what you'll do is you'll flip it over so that it's facing the right direction. Place it where you would like to transfer it, hold it down a place, or you can tape it in place if you prefer. And then what you're gonna do is use pressure to push the graphite onto the wood that's on the backside. And there you have it. Now, let's give this one a try. This one's a little more complicated for this. I'm going to actually rip a piece of the transfer paper and place it on my design and tape it in place. That way it doesn't move, Okay? And then you're going to just treat it just like we did with the last one. You might have to take it in two places if it starts wiggling around it all. Okay. And then once you have transferred as much as you would like, then you can detach it and then you'll place it, flip it over again, place it onto your would where you would like to transfer it. And then again with a hard pressure, You're going to just go over all of the spots. Be really careful, toe. Hold it in place. You don't want it to shift around. All right? And they him your bonus transfer technique using tracing paper. Oh!