Silhouette Dish Towel Using Mod Podge Transfer Medium

I have a thing for silhouettes and love anything that has a silhouette graphic. I recently made my own fun dish towel with a silhouette using Mod Podge photo transfer medium and thought I would show you guys how I did it.

Silhouette Dish Towel

Here’s a list of supplies you will need:: dish towel, graphic/photo {be sure to print on an inkjet printer using regular paper, not photo paper}, Mod Podge photo transfer medium, 2 pieces of cardboard, sponge and Mod Podge gloss finish.

If you’ve been following my blog for a bit, you may remember when I bought these Ikea dish towels while I was in Atlanta for the Haven Conference. I liked them because they looked like grain sack. I still hadn’t found a real use for them yet, but I thought these would be perfect for this project.

Make sure you wash and iron the dish towel before transferring your photo.

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium SuppliesOnce you have your dish towel ready, the first thing you’ll need to do is cut out your photo/graphic from your printed paper.

Silhouette Cut Out

Then, on a piece of scrap cardboard, you will place your graphic face up and apply an even coat of the transfer medium to the top using the sponge brush that comes with it {you should put enough of the medium on it so that none of your graphic is showing through}. Keep in mind that if you chose a graphic that had words, you would need to print those in reverse.

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium

Once you have an even coat on, gently place your graphic onto your tea towel {transfer medium side down}. Wipe off any excess medium around your photo/graphic.

Silhouette Transfer

{Side note: Before you put your graphic on your dish towel, be sure to put your other scrap piece of cardboard underneath the dish towel fabric}.

Let it sit/dry for at least 24 hours. {If it’s in a cool or humid place, allow at least 72 hours}.

Once it’s dry, wet a sponge and wet your whole photo until the entire graphic is showing through. Leave it alone for 2 minutes.

Silhouette Transfer Water

Re-wet your sponge and then in circular motions, slowly rub your sponge over your photo rubbing off the paper. Keep wetting and rinsing and rubbing until all the paper comes off.

Silhouette Transfer Sponge Removal

Here’s what the photo looked like with all the paper removed.

Silhouette Transfer Before Gloss

To seal the photo, I added a layer of Mod Podge gloss finish on top. Wanted the silhouette to have a bit of a shine to it. This is totally optional though.

Just apply a small layer of the gloss finish directly onto your photo on the your dish towel. Let it dry.

Mod Podge Gloss Coat

And that’s it. You now have a pretty silhouette dish towel. You can get creative and add any photo or graphic to your dish towel {not just a silhouette}. The possibilities are endless.

Silhouette Dish Towel

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Happy weekend friends!

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    • says

      Thanks! I do too. I stocked up on my last trip but hadn’t decided what to do with them yet. This was the perfect little project for them!

  1. Gena says

    I am about to try the photo transfer with mod podge transfer. However, some sites advise to use laser print and you say to use inkjet prints. Is there a reason for this? thanks

    • says

      From what I understand and from my experience, it’s best to use an inkjet printer. I don’t really know the technical difference in the two, but how it is printed will affect how well the medium will work on your image. You could always give it a try on a laser printer first if that’s all you have and see how it works.

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