Our Decor Transfers™ are designed in scale and motif to be appropriate for decor. Use them to add a unique touch to your furniture projects, wall art or accessories. Pressure sensitive, you apply them by rubbing them onto the surface. Ensure a long lasting result by sealing with a quality sealer.
Exploration is a wonderfully fun vintage, some would say steampunk, collection of transfer images. Wonderful ships, hot air balloons, sprockets, bicycles, locomotive engines, compass roses....
We've made many of our new Decor Transfers™ "buildable", by adding opacity, (so that they look good when they overlap) and making the designs themselves more versatile, so that they work visually, when used in combination. Since the designs are more opaque than previous versions, they will show up well against dark colors as well as light.
Use IOD Decor Transfers on any painted/sealed surface. The artwork is already done for you. Their illustration images are stunning. All you need to do is (quite literally) rub them onto your desired surface - Crafts, Furniture, Glass, Mirrors and in some cases, painted/sealed fabric (totes, pillows with little use, artwork). You can further distress them if you like. You can layer them. For example, we like to take a font transfer (or stamp) and apply perhaps flowers, butterflies…
See how easy it is - watch transfer application videos here.
Printable Transfer Application Instructions
Just remember...three important things when applying transfers! 1) Listen for the “plasticy sound of an air bubble to help release the transfer off the carrier sheet onto your surface. 2) Be sure to check with your stockist (you can message us) to be certain if you should seal your surface prior to applying transfers (some products can let off a gas - enough to lift the transfer). 3) Be sure that ALL the surface of the transfer is well burnished onto the surface (rubbing very well over the carrier sheet with tool, even if you believe it is all on. Also - use your finger with a damp rag or a piece of the carrier sheet to rub all over too.)
IOD Décor Transfers are a little delicate, need a little extra care, but are so worth it. With a little instruction, they are easy to use and add instant style to your projects. (Make sure to check out our new White Transfers for a beautiful design on your deeper richer colors! )
PREPARATION IS KEY.
Keep your transfer with its backing sheet until you are ready to apply. Keep free of dust or debris, which will interfere with adhesion. Do not allow the adhesive side of transfer to touch anything prior to application. When handling the transfer, avoid letting the adhesive side touch itself (don’t do in a windy environment). Do not store transfer in extreme temperatures or humid conditions, which can affect adhesion.
Start with a clean, dry, matte surface. If painted, make sure it’s well cured, and if you have sanded the paint make certain there is no residual dust. All of these things will interfere with adhesion.
Carefully remove the transfer from its white backing. Slowly and carefully lower the transfer onto your intended surface, making sure that it does not touch until the placement is correct. Use small pieces of low tack tape to hold it in place.
Using the provided tool, or one of your choice, start at one end of the transfer and rub firmly to adhere the image to the surface. Do this until the entire image is transferred. You are welcome for the free arm workout as well. If any parts aren’t transferred when you lift, simply lay it back down and rub more on that portion. After it is transferred, with a clean dry hand, smooth down any bits that aren’t flatly adhered.
We recommend sealing with a water based (or not harsh solvent based) sealer (waxes created for chalk type paints also work well if they don’t contain harsh solvents).