How To Transfer A Photo To Clay | Pet Crafts

Learn how to make Pet Photo Transfer Charms!  

I chose to use pets for the subject of this photo transfer project, but you can use clip art as I did in my Fairy Charm project or any photo you like!

I also did a Shark Transfer Coaster, where I used a photo transfer technique onto marble tiles for Shark Week. Also a fun project!

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Supplies You Will Need

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Here is the Video Tutorial


1.  Prepare your Jewelry Clay, according to the package directions. It’s really easy!

2.  Lay your printed photo on a flat surface.  

3.  Roll the clay into a ball and place it onto the printed photo. 

Tip:  Make your print a little larger. You don’t want the clay running off the edge of the picture and then having a white line.  

4.  Press the clay down on the printed photo. Take a needle tool or a pen and poke a hole into the top.

5.  Brush pigment power onto the back and sides of the clay. The pigment powder will become part of the clay when it has finished curing. 

6.  Take a rubber stamp and a dye ink pad. Stamp on the freshly pigmented side that is currently face up. Stamp words or symbols or anything you like.

7.  Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.

8.  Peel the clay from the printed photo.  

9.  You can leave it that way, or you can put a layer of resin over the transferred photo for additional protection.  

It will be rock solid and you can use it as a keychain, hang it from your rearview mirror, create a pendant, or anything you like! Think Christmas ornaments or bookmarks!

Fun Pet and Photo Gifts

If you don’t feel like DIYing a photo transfer, but you love the idea, here are some great alternatives! They are great for buy for yourself or for gift ideas!

Other Photo Crafts You Might Enjoy!

I have used photos and images in a lot of projects over the years. If you are looking for some inspiration on how to incorporate your photos into projects that make great gifts or are perfect to make for yourself, here are some of these projects:

That’s it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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