Hey everyone! Welcome to day eight of my 12 Days of Christmas crafting here on my blog! Today I am going to share a really simple DIY with you all, a Holiday Plate Collage with custom plates. These plates are super easy to customize with the help of lazertran transfer paper, and a printer.
Here’s What You Need:
*An assortment of Christmas Plates, and plates with blank centers
*Lazertran Image Transfer Paper for Inkjet Printers
*Clear Sealer, I used decoupage medium
The first thing you need to do is gather your images. I got my images from vintage christmas cards I scanned in. Measure the inside of your plate and determine how large you need your transfers. So if you have a plate with a 5″ center, you can make your image to be up to 5″ tall or wide. I used Photoshop elements to create a page of images. You create a new page, then resize your images and drag and drop them onto the new page. Print your images on the paper according to the instructions on the package. Let the ink dry thoroughly. Cut out your transfers. Clean your plates well and make sure they are lint free. Fill a large bowl of water with room temperature water. Drop one of your transfers into the water. It will immediately curl up. Wait at least 30 seconds, or until the transfer uncurls a bit. Then remove the transfer from the water. Peel the transfer off of the backing at one end. Apply the end of the transfer to your plate and then slowly pull the backing off of the rest of the transfer. Smooth out your transfer and smooth out any bubbles. Let your transfer dry. Once it is dry you can seal the image with clear sealer. I used decoupage medium, but a regular polyurethane would work as well. Once your plates are dry, add a plate hangar to the back and hang on your walls in a collage.
Don’t you just love Christmas dishes! I love my plate wall! It’s fun and festive. You can really customize these plates to fit your design style just by the images and plates you choose to use. You guys need to give some Lazertran paper a try! You’ll love it! I’ll be back tomorrow with more Christmas craftiness. Until then…