I have had some ideas for a project but it required that I put an image onto the wood surface. Searching LJ’s I came onto this thread: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/20730 But it didnt quite answer all my questions.
One Google search later I found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuMtlZmyHKk
Now this looked promising. I printed some pictures I found online. Chose images with different colors, text and a good amount of white areas (because white will become wood once transferred). I printed them in reverse so the text would show up right way round. I chose some Baltic Birch Plywood as medium. Cause I had it. Sanded it to 220 grit.
Taped the images on one edge. Learned that you should leave a border for this purpose.
Then, just like in the video ironed them on.
The result was very pleasing. They are not perfect but I believe that they can be made better by:
1) Printing images to highest vresolution possible
2) Sanding the wood as smooth as possible (220grit aint cutting it)
3) Denser wood (like Maple) will work better
4) More time spent ironing (aka dont rush it)
5) Experimenting with colors and image types will likely yield varied results.
Definitely worth more experimenting
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien