Shopping Cart

Floral Image Transfer with Epoxy

Follow along in the article/video below to learn how to make a custom sign by transferring an image and graphic onto wood with epoxy resin. This is a fun project that can provide a lot of creative potential in multiple applications. All you need is your epoxy, images/graphics, transparency film and a printer. 

Apply Seal Coat

Mix FLAG Resin with Fast Hardener at the correct 2:1 mix ratio for a quick setting seal coat. Apply heat to eliminate air bubbles and let epoxy sit for 2 hrs.

Print Image and Pour Second Coat

Using transparency film and a laser printer, print image onto film on the glossy side of the film. After the seal coat has set for 2 hrs, mix up FLAG Resin with Slow Hardener at the correct 2:1 mix ratio and apply onto surface. Spread evenly and apply heat to eliminate bubbles. 

Apply Epoxy and Place Image

Pour mixed epoxy onto surface and spread evenly. Apply heat to release air bubbles. Place image ink side down and remove air pockets with a gloved hand. Let epoxy fully cure overnight.

Remove Film from Epoxy

Once the epoxy is fully cured, peel off transparency to reveal the image being transferred.

Sand Epoxy around Image

Using 180 grit, lightly sand the epoxy around the image. This will prepare the wood for the next coat of epoxy to protect the image. 

Pour Epoxy over Image

Using the same 2:1 FLAG/Slow epoxy resin, mix up enough to coat the surface. this will start to create depth to the piece.

Apply Heat

Using a propane torch or heat gun, apply heat to the clear coat to eliminate air bubbles.

Apply Second Image

We decided to add to the piece by creating a graphic for a welcome home sign. Same process as before. Remove air pockets with gloved hand or squeegee and let epoxy fully cure.

Remove Film from Epoxy

Once the epoxy is fully cured, peel off transparency to reveal the image being transferred.

Pour Epoxy over Image

Using the same 2:1 FLAG/Slow epoxy resin, mix up enough to coat the surface. this will be the final coat that protects the transferred image.

Apply Heat

Using a propane torch or heat gun, apply heat to the clear coat to eliminate air bubbles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.