Transferring Images to Wood

So, I’m on a major tangent (as I stated in my last post).  The majority of wood carvings I have seen either employ hand drawing the designs onto wood (I’m not that good) or buying special transparent adhesive papers to just carve through.  I figured there had to be a simpler (and more cost effective way) to transfer an image onto wood.  So, I’ve been searching and found two options that may work.

This first one is for transferring inkjet printed images onto wood (and leaving it) as art.  This one is the most cost efficient, if it would work for me (but I can see this being awesome for painted signs, artwork, putting onto furniture, etc.):

http://upcycledtreasures.com/2013/05/diy-wood-sign-using-your-printer/

This second one, she is using for pyromancy (wood burning) but could be fantastic for power carving also!  I just have to make sure (with both of these methods) that the wood is sanded smooth.

http://allthingsbelle.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-tutorial-transfer-inkjet-image-to.html

And here’s one that uses duct tape!  How sweet is that?

http://www.microjivvy.com/duct-tape-image-transfer-inkjet

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