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Hello snow… I am wearing sock monkey slippers, eating Girl Scout cookies and watching the snow accumulate in the woods.  I am also experimenting with image transfers and the oven is pre-heating.  Creative in the kitchen: but not in the traditional sense!

I have been reading about image transfer techniques all week – and decided to make my first attempt with photos, travertine tiles and a bit of… you guessed it: Mod Podge.

When I was researching my fabric flower project I found a brilliant transfer project on Shanty 2 Chic so I tried their “recipe” with a photo twist.  To see what they did, click here… http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/02/diy-coasters-and-free-printables.html

I started with a leftover leap photo from Leap Day which was printed on my best printer.  I also used a scan of a 1965 photo of my parents and printed it on my less awesome printer.  In other words, I have one very spectacular image and one that is already a bit faded.

The wedding image and a few supplies.

I applied one coat of Mod Podge to tiles and let it dry. I then applied a generous coat of Mod Podge to the photos and turned them upside down onto the tile. I scored the paper with the edge of a credit card.

I popped them in oven for 20 minutes. I removed them and let them cool.

I used a little water applied with my hands to loosen the paper. This is a messy step with a rewarding result as the image begins to peak out from below the paper.

The other tile while working to remove the paper and find the image!

I love the transparent look of the image.