Photo Transfer Beads – Quiz and Photo Tutorial

Polymer Clay Fun Quiz

Test Your Knowledge About Polymer Clay Image Transfers With the Following Fun Quiz:

As a follow up to the photo transfer bead project video that I recently posted, here’s another polymer clay image transfer resource that may be of interest to you.

I took the time to create a written tutorial, complete with step by step photos that outline the toner transfer method for adding photos and images onto polymer clay pendant beads. I even posted a Fun Quiz…

Quiz Question #1: When using the toner method of transferring images onto polymer clay, what temperature of water should be used for removing the paper?
[Pick An Answer]
(a) Cold
(b) Warm
(c) Hot

Quiz Question #2: Is it a good idea to place a piece of parchment paper directly onto the surface of your toner image transfer during the baking process?
[Pick An Answer]
(a) Yes
(b) No

Quiz Question #3: After transferring a photo image to polymer clay it doesn’t really matter when you bake it.
[Pick An Answer]
(a) True
(b) False

Quiz Question #4: When removing the paper from your polymer clay image transfer, is it best to…
[Pick An Answer]
(a) Rub vigorously with your finger
(b) Rub with medium pressure from the outside in
(c) Rub lightly from the center out
(d) Rip the sheet off quickly like a band-aid

Quiz Question #5: With the toner method of transferring images onto polymer clay, which of the following types of machines can be used for making your initial image…
[Pick An Answer]
(a) Ink-jet or bubble-jet printer
(b) Office copier like a xerox machine
(c) Laser printer
(d) Both b and c but not a

Here’s the link to the Photo Tutorial as well as the answers to the Fun Quiz Questions: Photo Transfer Beads and Pendants [Polymer Clay Tutorials #77]

  1. Cindy Lietz, 15 April, 2008

    Please let me know if this sort of written tutorial is helpful. They take a fair amount of time to create so I’d love to get some feedback as to whether I should do more of them on other polymer clay bead making topics. Thanks.

    Cindy’s last blog post..Baking Polymer Clay Pendants in a Ceramic Tile Sandwich

  2. Katina, 24 August, 2008

    Wow, what a lot of information. This tutorial is great and I like that you included both pics and videos. I use transfers on paper and fabric and now can use it on clay.

  3. Cindy Lietz, 27 August, 2008

    Thank you Katina for your comment! There are so many creative ideas you can do with image transfer… the sky’s the limit!

    Cindy Lietz’s last blog post..Blue Flower Earrings – A Jewelry Making Project Using Premo Sculpey

  4. Debbie, 17 November, 2008

    Thank you SO much for sharing your talent with the community. It is well written and very informative. I deeply appreciate the time it must take.

  5. Cindy Lietz, 18 November, 2008

    Thank you Debbie! It is very nice to hear you say that. It does take a lot of time and to know it is helpful for you makes it worth the time!

  6. Melissa P, 01 January, 2011

    I am fairly new to polymer clay making and want to learn more about transfers using parchment paper. I kind of have the idea, but I want to invest in a good printer and .I was wondering if it’s best to buy a laser printer or inject one. Can you please help me? Thank You!

  7. Cindy Lietz, 05 January, 2011

    @Melissa P: Hi Melissa, I’m sorry but I don’t really have any advice as to which printer would be best for you to buy for the parchment paper technique. Maybe someone else can help you better.

  8. Phaedrakat, 10 January, 2011

    @Melissa P: Hi Melissa, were you asking about a laser printer vs. an inkjet? Or does ‘inject’ refer to something else? I haven’t done many transfers…and there are SO many methods to choose from. Still, I thought I’d see if you could clarify this point, and at the same time it would bump up this comment in the “recent comment list” so someone could help you… Best of luck! :D

  9. Desiree, 09 April, 2011

    Hi all, so I think I have thoroughly checked the blog before asking this question – since the post is so old, I don’t want to ask something that has already been asked .. How do I sand these? Do I sand these, is the new paste wax we’ve been seeing a good choice? I bought a color laser printer just to do this but don’t know how to “finish” it. thanks

  10. Cindy Lietz, 12 April, 2011

    @Desiree: I don’t usually do much sanding at all on an image transfer, since it would be so easy to remove the image. You can use a super high grit sandpaper, like 1000grit – 2000grit wet/dry automotive sandpaper or (6000 – 12000 if you’re using Micro-Mesh). Buffing can also be done with great success. Yes, the Paste Wax Technique would be perfect for protecting your image transfers.

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