Another DIY office project to share with you today. This DIY Wooden Art Sign with Ink Transfer was a little trickier than I planned, but in the end it worked out.
I got the idea to create my own custom art sign via pinterest. I’m sure you have all seen the easy ink transfer method. Well it all started with this quote that I felt fit my new office space perfectly.
So I followed others steps on how to achieve a ink transfer. First off I printed out the art. I printed out the quote the correct way and then for the transfer I flipped the art and printed it out that way as well.
Once dry I used my new fav chalk paint, Prairie Colors Chalk Paint in Summer Rains and painted over the stain.
Well, my results were not so good. There was a faint ink left on the sign. I mean really faint and not enough to trace and not enough to take a picture of it either!
Then it dawned on me I had printed my art on a Laser printer and ink transfer works best with a Ink Jet printer. So instead of wasting any more time I tried printing out the art on my ink-jet but I went straight to printing it out on wax paper.
This took some time to get it perfect. I would cut down the wax paper to 8.5″x11″ and tape it to a piece of paper. I think I did this 10 times before I got the printer setting correct so it wouldn’t jam.
Again I traced over it along with coloring it in.
Well it worked, but to my dismay it was too small. I guess when I re-printed the art on wax paper I accidentally re-sized the art too small.
It wasn’t horrible but I felt like it was weak looking. So, I re painted and sanded, re-printed out the art in a larger size, and finally re-traced, and DONE!
Check out this other project I also used Prairie Colors Chalk Paint.