Photocopy Transfer Tutorial and a Freebie!

Well, hello there folks! I have been playing in my studio and wanted to share a quick and easy project I made. First I printed out some digital stamps from the Fancy Flower set from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff, then I had a photocopy made so I could transfer them on to tiles. Wouldn’t thse make a cute Mother’s Day gift?

I colored the tiles with my new ProMarkers, it was so easy! Here is a video showing you how to do it:

Here are close-ups of my favorites:

EDITED TO ADD: the background on this tile was done by coloring it with a blue marker, then dabbin the same marker randomly on top. If you marker is not juicy enough you can use a q-tip to drop denatured (or rubbing) alcohol on top for the same effect. Just play around until you like the look!

And here is a peek at the Fancy Flowers digital Stamp Set I used:

Fancy Flowers Digital Stamps

With easter on its way I thought you might want a handy little basket to make so for this weeks freebie I give you a basket and notecard, click the pic to download.

Basket Freebie

It coordinates with my new Basket Bonanza set, 6 baskets in all including a covered picnic basket (that is my favorite!)

Basket Bonanza

And the Egg Basket Templates:

Egg Basket Template

Today’s project qualifies for the following challenges: Amber’s Crafts and Stuff, Clear It Out!, Top Tip Tuesday, Tuesday Throwdown, Paper Playtime, Stamp with Fun, Stamps R Us, Aly’s Sunday Challenge, Crafty Pad, Creative Inspirations, Make it colorful, and Wee memories.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

30 thoughts on “Photocopy Transfer Tutorial and a Freebie!

  1. Thanks for the cool project, and YES it WILL make a great house warming gift which i have been looking for…HOWEVER, i was hoping to learn how you did the background on the tiles you showed…the tutorial shows how to stamp with stazon to give it one type of background but i liked the ‘rain’ type effect that is shown…will check back and hopefully there will be an update…til then off to find some tiles


    1. Hi Marianne,
      Oh the background was so easy to do, simply color the background with a permanent pmarker then just dab the marker all around and the fresh ink will make the puddles. If your markers are fresh and juicy it will work great, if not you can take a cotton swab and dab rubbing alcohol randomly around the freshly colored surface. Experiment and have fun!


  2. I do not have a laser printer- ink jet……WOW- is that neat! Pretty project! Thanks for the SVG file- I have the Make the Cut- so excited to give it a go!!!


  3. Wow! what a fabulous project. I absolutely love the green one with the poppy on. Super. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week. Have you checked out our mid week competition? There’s a great prize on offer.


  4. Where can I purchase the Promarkers if I can afford them! A set of 12? I’m housebound so I do not get out shopping, could send someone I guess. Thanks


  5. Absolutely love this tip and this technique! Thank you so much. I am a custom printer and we do sublimation tiles but this process is so much less expensive and fun. Fabulous!! I love your blog too as I am a frugal person and always looking for the least expensive, highest quality way to do things.


  6. What a fantastic project your tiles are, I didn’t know you could use promarkers like that too. Lovely work, beautiful gift for anyone. Thanks for joining us at Amber’s Crafts and Stuff’s Flowers challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin


  7. These are absolutely stunning. What a fantastsic project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x


  8. Hi Lindsay,
    I have a question for you. Do you have to print from a laser printer or can it be any kind of printer to make your prints? The only reason I ask is I have a HP office-jet and a HP photo-smart printer as well and I make my own designs on Photoshop and I like the convince of being at home and if I can use the printers I already have, verses going to a office max or to the library that would be cool! I know you said it has something to do with the toner in the laser printer that makes the transfer clear, have you tried a stander printer and what were the results of the transfer? Thanks again for the video its excellent and gives me a lot of ideas. 🙂


    1. If you are using xylene you need to use a photocopy machine or lazer printer. But you can do transfers with an inkjet printer these ways:
      1. buy ink jet transfer film, it is a little pricey and I’m not sure if will work on hard surfaces, best experiment with a small package from Staples.
      2. You can get rub on transfer material for ink jet printers made by Graffix.
      3. You might try an acrylic gel transfer (I have not tried this) and brush several coats of acrylic gel medium over a print out (let dry between coats) then wet the paper and peel it off then apply the clear transfer to your project.
      Good luck!


      1. Thanks Lindsay! I will look into that. And let you know how it worked for me. I love your craft ideas they are really amazing! My mother in law played a big part in why I love to craft, paint and be so artsy. I know she is look down smiling because now I can pass my love of crafts on to her granddaughter. Miss her so much! But thanks again!


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