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Happy Memorial Day!

It's week 5 of my 31 Crafty Flowers in 31 Days!

Today's crafty flower is a packing tape transfer! This is such a fun and easy technique.

It's especially fun with kiddos.  They can create their own little scrapbooks or journals full of transfers.

It's also a great way to include images from magazines and old books for your lapbooks in homeschooling  

If you want to include larger images or maps in your lapbooking, you can use clear contact paper instead of packing tape.

Here's what you need to get started:

Step One gather-supplies  

-Packing Tape (the cheaper the better) or clear contact paper
-an image from a magazine, old calendar, junk mail, packaging, newspaper, photos printed on a laser printer (ink jet won't work)
-bone folder
-Optional ribbon & tags to decorate

Step One

Step two-burnish image

Cut out the image you want to transfer and cover it with packing tape.  Burnish with a bone folder or the back of a spoon.

Make sure there are no air pockets or bubbles.

Step Two

Step three-run water over image

You can now soak the image in a bowl of water for 15 to 20 minutes or (if you're in a hurry) hold the image under running water until the paper is thoroughly saturated.

Step three-run water over image2  
You should begin to see the image through the back of the paper when it is saturated. 

This will take longer the thicker your backing paper is.

Step Three
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Begin rubbing the backing paper off under the running water.

Step four-rub paper off 

For a distressed look ruse a sponge to create scratches in the image.

Step four-rub paper off2 

Step four-rub paper off3
Let the image dry for a few minutes.  The backing will remain sticky.

Step Four

Step five-layer image

Layer your image over patterned paper, old maps, sheet music, or other collage material.

Step Five

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Burnish your image to the background paper and trim.

That's it! 

Now you have a transfered image that you can use for a scrapbook page embellishment, in your journal, as a tag, on a handmade card, as part of a school project and all kinds of fun crafty ideas!

I punched a hole in mine and tied on some ribbon for a tag to add to my tag tree!

Finished Tag

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Hope you're having a fun holiday weekend!

Grace & Peace,

"Now the top pieces on the pillars of the porch were made to look like lily flowers, as tall as a man."
-1 Kings 7:19