Image Transfer Polymer Pens
Hello my friends. Tejae Floyde from Tejae’s Art, one of our talented Mixed Media Design Team Members, is sharing this week. She has created an elegant Image Transfer Polymer Pens project for us. As you know, we feature a new Design Team project each week created by one of our extraordinary artisans. Our goal is for you to be creatively inspired by this series! Be sure to check out her Video Show and Tell at the bottom of the page…you will need to scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will let Tejae tell you all about her project in her own words…
Hi, this is Tejae from Tejae’s Art. Today on the Graphics Fairy, I’m sharing my image transfer polymer pen project, using the lovely images available with a premium Graphics Fairy membership. I don’t know about you, but I love sending and receiving handwritten correspondence, postcards, note cards, letters; you name it.
Catching up on the local news, talking about the weather, or sharing family events, there is something so charming about writing out a message to a loved one. Using a beautifully decorative pen makes it even better! To interest my friend in writing to me, I thought of sending a custom made (just for her), beautiful decorative ink pen to motivate her.
There are so many images to choose from on the Graphics Fairy premium website. You can choose animals, florals, butterflies, landscapes, etc. The list goes on and on!
Decorating a Polymer Pen
What’s nice about decorating a pen this way besides making it super special, is that if it runs out of ink you can simply replace the ink cartridge. No one will ever want to throw away this keepsake gift. They’ll want to use it exclusively. Not to mention, it’s easy to know which pen is yours! No more letting someone borrow it and then have them walk away with it. LOL
About Image Transfer Polymer Pens
You only see the art on one narrow side, which makes transferring the images (and this project) very forgiving. The patterns are lovely on the pens. Doesn’t it make you want to scribble a note?
I experimented using three different base colors of polymer clay for the samples. I used white, pearl, and metallic gold. It’s interesting how changing the base clay color can affect the look of the transferred image. I love how the gold turned out. The pearl clay gives a very soft sparkle. The image details show up well on all three versions. The same image was used for both the 2nd and 4th gold pens. You can see the subtle difference. When the clay is slightly stretched it gives a crackled, slightly vintage appearance.
In this project, I used Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site imagery from 6×8 Journal Cover Garden Roses from the Heritage Wallpaper bundle, Journal Cover Tabs Script from the Script Ephemera bundle, and Vintage photo 4×6 cards from the Antique Portraits 2 bundle. However, it was really hard to choose because there’s so much art to choose from!
Remember that Christmas is just around the corner, and what a nice keepsake gift for coworkers, friends, or family. It’s also a fun project to do with friends. If you decide to undertake this project you’ll definitely want a whole box of pens handy. It’s so easy and fun that you’ll want to make several, while also experimenting with lots of different imagery.
Image Transfer Polymer Pens Show and Tell
Please watch the quick video on my YouTube channel where I share a couple more secrets with you. Soon I’ll be sharing a full how to craft tutorial on the Graphics Fairy Premium website, but for now I will tell you that these image transfer polymer pens are so simple to make with a few specific supplies. Once you learn the process, it is super easy to add extra details and make it even more special!