Packaging Tape Image transfers

Have you tried packaging tape transfers? I’ve had “The Journal Junkies Workshop” book for a while now, and was looking through it today when I came across the tutorial for using packaging tape to make image transfers. I gave it a try, and I have to say, I love it! I love how easy it is, I love the way the transfer makes the picture looks, I love the whole process! All morning I have been looking through every magazine in the house for fun and interesting images to use, and making these are so easy to do that I now have quite a stack of transfers to use!

Here are a few of the transfers I’ve made so far from different magazines:

The images are almost completely transparent, and the grainy lines add an aged look to the pictures. Such a fun way to add images to your journal.  Love it!!

Hope your having a great week!


About kittyisnotamused

I am an eclectic crafter whose hobbies currently include knitting, crochet, making journals, cooking, and quilting, although I have also been addicted to jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, and many others. My passion for creating runs a wide gamut and jumps back and forth from new hobbies to old often. I live with my hubby and our 3 pets: 1 grown puppy with the attention span of a goldfish, and 2 lazy chubby kitties. Kitties who, despite my best efforts to gain their enthusiasm, show no interest in what I'm working on except to lay on whatever it is occasionally. The hubby's reactions are better, which is why he gets many handmade items and the kitties only a few, but his reactions are usually confused smiles and nods with "thats great sweety!" The dog shows the most enthusiasm but mostly that translates into her trying to snot and eat whatever I am showing to her... I suppose thats just life tho :) Thanks for stopping in, feel free to leave a comment!
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3 Responses to Packaging Tape Image transfers

  1. Fiber Lily says:

    Can you show us how? That looks awesome.

    • Its super easy! Just pick a magazine image, cover it with packaging tape, making sure to overlap the tape a little. Trim the uneven edges of the tape to make it easier to work with, then rub the back of the image with a bone folder or burnisher, to transfer as much of the ink onto the tape as possible. Then soak it in warm water for a few minutes, and rub the paper backing off, leaving just the tape with the image on it.

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