Photo transfer to ceramic tile

Photo transfer to ceramic tile tabletop

Table top made of photo transferred ceramic tiles


1. Lightly sand the surface of the tile with a coarse sand paper.
2. Coat the tile with a thin layer of tile primer.
3. Brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge and let it completely dry.
4. Make a photocopy or print out a mirror image of your photo. You can use an inkjet printout as well but make sure to coat it with spray fixative to prevent the ink from smudging.
5. Cover the tile and your photo with a layer of Mod Podge. Place the photo face down onto the tile and smooth out any air bubbles with your fingers. If you are using a toner base photocopy let it dry for 24 hours or place it in oven for about 15 minutes on low heat. If you are using an inkjet printout let it dry for about 20 minutes.

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6. Spray the back of the transfer with water and lightly peel the first layer of paper. Be very careful to not rub the image off. The edges are often more frail so unless you like the torn-edges appeal, start removing the paper back from the center and work your way to the edges.
7. Repeat this step as many times as needed until the paper is removed. Every time you wet the transfer it will harden and better bond with the tile surface.
8. Protect your work with a clear finish which will also help getting rid of the foggy appearance created by the residual paper.

 

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How to use textures to improve your photos

Learn How to apply textures and layers to your photos

When I add textures to my photos I usually do it during scanning or printing in the darkroom, but if you shoot digital you can easily do it in your photo editor. Textures can completely change the mood of your photo and add a new dimension of depth. They often introduce the illusion of dust, dirt, stains and creases to the photo and create a final grungy, dramatic or aged appearance.
The photo on the left was taken on a cold winter day in Cincinnati, Ohio. On the right: after multiple textures added on top of the original layer, appropriate colors were applied in order to warm up the scene.

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Here is another example: The one on the left is a picture taken on a foggy day in Chicago. After adding rough textures to this street view a gritty urban feel was created.

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Hand coloring photos with watercolor pencils

Marseille france hand painted photo with watercolor pencils 1. Black and white photo taken in Marseille France(2015) was inkjet printed on Strathmore Watercolor paper. (printer was set to Greyscale and heavy matte paper)
2. In order to prevent the ink from smudging, the print was coated with Krylon spray Fixatif. After completely drying the image was colored with Sargent Art Watercolor Pencils.
3. Next, a thin paintbrush was dipped in water and a small amount of water was lightly worked into the colored areas.
4. The final colored print was coated with Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating.

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