Exploring Image Transfers: Paint Glazes

By  Lynn Roberts 

size: card, 4-1/4"x5-1/2"; necklace, 18" long

  • Card
  • Necklace
  • Closeup View of Card


  • Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Natural Sticky-Back Canvas
  • Cardstock: white, green
  • My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow paper
  • Color copies of photograph or patterned paper
  • Fabric and batting scraps
  • Crafts, Etc! On a Cord necklace
  • Silver jump rings
  • Assorted seed and bugle beads


  • Beading needle and clear beading thread
  • Ranger Inkssentials tools: heat tool, paper creaser, craft scraper, non-stick craft sheet
  • Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints: Yellow Pastel, Dab of Yellow, Classic Teal
  • Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium Gloss
  • Quick-dry craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, awl, water mister, craft sticks, flat paintbrush, small pliers
  • 1. Trim, tear, or punch images for transfer.
  • 2. Mix Studio paints and gloss medium with craft sticks on craft sheet to create glaze. Mix 1:1 for intense color, or 1:20 for transparent color. Apply glaze as desired to cardstock (for card) or canvas (for necklace) with craft scraper, smoothing quickly to create thin layer of color.
  • 3. Immediately place image facedown on glazed surface; burnish with paper creaser. Heat with heat tool to speed drying; let dry completely.
  • 4. Mist back of image paper with water. As paper softens, remove paper a layer at a time by gently rubbing with fingers. Repeat until all backing paper is removed.
  • 5. Apply gloss medium over image with paintbrush to seal and enhance transfer.
  • 6. For each necklace charm, cut one batting piece and two fabric pieces 1/4" larger than batting. Adhere transfer canvas to right side of fabric. Decorate with beads. Sandwich and glue batting layer between fabric pieces; let dry and trim edges. Pierce charm with awl; dot hole with glue and burnish sides together. Attach to necklace with jump ring.