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Project by Greenman posted 960 days ago 1305 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my kind of Chocolate Box, made of Walnut and Camphor Laurel, with an old fashioned Chocolate Box lid and everlasting chocolates.

I found an interesting way of transferring the ink from colour laser prints onto the lid and base of the box and sealed these with wipe on poly.

-- Howard, South Australia





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 960 days ago

Looks great, would like to hear more about transferring the ink photo.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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boxcarmarty

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#2 posted 960 days ago

I seen a video on the transfers, haven’t tried it yet. Nice looking box…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#3 posted 960 days ago

That’s a great looking box, I really like what you’ve done with it. Great job.

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plantek

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#4 posted 960 days ago

I really like the handle style you used.
I too would like to hear about the transfer process.

Thanks for sharing.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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Michael Wilson

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#5 posted 960 days ago

Here’s a post from a couple months ago that talked about a similar sounding process:

How to add color to wood.

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Al Wojcik

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#6 posted 960 days ago

Nice boxes !!
Same here on the ink transfer to the wood, I tried it with using a color laser copier and it did not work to well. Then I tried iron transfer sheets and that did not work well either, it messed up my glue joints. I ended up using Avery clear sticky back labels and running them thru an ink jet printer and applying them to the wood after a few clear coats of crystalac. overall they came out well but not what I wanted them to be. for my boxes look under my name under boxes to see the results

-- Woodman12608, cedar Lake, IN

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 960 days ago

Very cool idea,nice work.

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Greenman

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#8 posted 960 days ago

Have a look at this video.

The technique is for laser printed pictures and should work for both colour and black & white. Gel medium is used to glue the paper to the wood and transfer the ink, then leave overnight before soaking the paper with water then rub it off. Modge Podge is then used as a sealant.

Don’t forget to reverse (mirror) the image if you have text, but otherwise it doesn’t matter. I feel the technique works best with pale woods and strong images. Where there are white areas this is unprinted and therefore the timber will show through.

I bought the gel medium and Modge Podge in a local art store, and they’re not that expensive.

I think it’s great fun and opens the door to many unique designs. I particularly like the idea of personalisation such as family photos but haven’t explored this yet.

-- Howard, South Australia

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