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« on: September 19, 2007 09:42:23 AM »


So when I was in Kindergarten, the teacher had every kid draw a Christmas scene on some sort of paper.  Then, the paper was sent off somewhere, and a while later, it came back transfered onto a heavy-duty plastic plate (like Corel dishes).

I have been looking for a product to make this project with my son since, well, since before I even had a son.  I would love, love, love, to make a holiday plate for his grandparents every year.  My mom still uses my hideous plate and she's had it since 1989.  The transfer is fantastic too- it hasn't faded too much at all.

How on earth do I do this, without giving my 2 year old a marker and having him actually draw on the dish?  It seems to me that there had to be some kind of transfer paper involved.

« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007 11:00:53 AM »

Hearth Song has a kit, or you could use Lazertran paper, just be sure you get regular Lazertran for toner based copiers, not inkjet.

I believe if you google 'make a plate' you will get the other company that sells kits, but theirs are plastic plates.


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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007 02:44:26 PM »

There's a conversation about this going on here that might be helpful.

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007 03:48:07 PM »

If you have friends in Germany.  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007 04:09:18 PM »

The way I understand that thread is that it seems to be a single colored, almost like a cut-out stencil. 

I did some more searching around (why is it so freaking hard to figure out how to do this?!?) and it looks like there's a few places I can get water slide (no idea what that means, but it keeps popping up) decal paper.  Seems like that is what I'm going to have to look for.  And I'm guessing I would have my son draw a picture, scan it, print it on the waterslide decal paper, and then seal it with some sort of plasticky protectant stuff.

Thanks everyone.


« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007 04:22:54 PM »

If you get the regular lazertran, you put it on the ceramic plate, wipe off the excess adhesive and bake it on.  no decoupaging needed.

The process is detailed in their book and I think on their website also.

I've been dying to try it, but I've got to mail order the stuff and find a print shop that uses the right copy machines (also listed on their site.)

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007 06:42:42 AM »

At many photo websites you can order your photos on mugs, clothing and PLATES!  I think you should scan a ridiculously adorable picture by your 2-yo and send it in to the website...

Try this...

Look for other photo websites as well til you find a style that you like

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