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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