Turn Digital Photos Into Instant Art

If you've recently printed some digital photos and are looking for a fun and easy DIY, here's a project to blow your creative mind: blender pen photo transfer.

This is the process of taking a photo and transferring it onto a specific surface using a special little gadget called a blender pen - a lo-fi tool that lets you create something artistic using your printed photos and printer.

What You'll Need:


Blender Pen - you can pick these up at any specialty craft shop. 
Digital Photos - print yours at your local FUJIFILM Photo Printing Kiosk


Process



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First, print a photo from your digital camera roll onto photo paper, or use a photo from the old film days.


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Then, make a photocopy of the photo – enlarge it if you wish. (You can combine these two steps by printing onto regular paper via a laser printer, if you have one.) Next, position the printout onto the transfer surface, image side down.


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Use the blender pen to saturate the image while keeping the paper in place. This will create a reverse (mirror) faded, vintage-looking image.


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There’s no end to the applications of this project. Check out the Free People blog for a full how-to.