Iron on Transfer Paper on Wood
Have you ever wondered if you could use Iron on Transfer Paper on Wood? Well today’s project answers that question! Or at least it does with one particular very special type of Transfer paper that is my absolute favorite! And after 2 years of this paper not being available, it is finally back in stock! I used it to make a lovely French Typography Wood Sign, using a Free Printable French Transfer Graphic that I created, you will find that further on down this post. I created the transfer in both front facing and reversed Printables so that you have options on how you want to use them. I hope you enjoy this easy tutorial and project.
This is the before photo. I took an antique wooden board, this one came off of an old door, it was one of the door panels. It had some old chippy white paint already on it so I just cleaned it up a bit.
I actually used my new favorite transfer paper to adhere the image to the board! Click HERE for the Iron on Transfer Paper that I used. It’s called Tap and it’s made by Lesley Riley. It’s truly fabulous stuff! (For more about Tap, go HERE to see a project that I did previously.)I used the reverse print image above, and printed the image onto the transfer paper, using my inkjet printer. I then used my iron to transfer the image to the wood. Some of the paint did curl up a bit when I did it, this would probably work better with a smoother surface, but I’m still quite pleased with the results. I’m not sure if this would work as well with a latex paint, it might melt. But I think Chalk paint could be doable (Although I have not tried it) The paint on this board is probably oil and it’s been on there for a very long time.
Of course you can also use the printable to make towels, tote bags, pillows or whatever else you like!
One more thing … I have not yet used the New Tap Paper as I did this project quite a few years ago, so fingers crossed that it works the same way as the old stuff! I know Lesley worked very hard to bring this product back.