I scanned a 1944 photo. Its an image of my grandmother, Evelyn and her toddler (my mom!). The photo was a little scratchy and wrinkled but the scan turned out better than I imagined. I didn’t use Photoshop to enhance the image because I love the slight imperfections.
I sized the photo to a shape I thought might fit the small tile I wanted to cover and printed it on the smooth eggshell side of Lazertran Waterslide paper. I bought a packet last fall after reading about it in a Better Homes & Garden’s DIY magazine. The instructions suggested changing my Epson printer setting to a high DPI setting and clicking off on high speed printing to avoid putting too much ink on the Lazertran paper. I let the ink dry (they suggest a 30 minute dry time) and then I cut the extra paper away from the image and immersed it into water for a minute. The decal releases from the backing sheet and I applied the image to my tile. I applied a second image to a glass votive holder.
Now I want to make more!
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