As you can see, although each of the butterflies will fit on a piece of tape, the large grain sack label won’t.
Here’s a trick to work around the limitations.
Cut the larger design into smaller pieces, apply tape on each piece. After you make the smaller labels, assemble them back together into the original design.
Doesn’t this clear label ( or “these labels” ) look gorgeous on a jar of whole wheat flour? Can’t even tell it was pieced together!
Here are a few tips to help you get the best results. I have mentioned some of them earlier, but it is worth mentioning again:
- I tested different brands of tape and the heavier duty ones gave much better results than thin tape, which can lose the stickiness and get cloudy . A reader also shared that the packing tape from post office loses stickiness. I used the Duck brand tape like these here.
- Color images will transfer using the same method. Magazines will transfer also! However, the magazine paper will cause the tape to lose the stickiness no matter which kind of tape you use!
- Burnish the piece using as much pressure as you can apply to the tape and image. You will get much better image transfer this way!
- Images with lots of contrasts, such pen and ink drawings will look better than images with subtle shades, such as the photo of a forest.
- Soaking the tape and paper longer, about one hour, will make it easier to peel, and the stickers will look cleaner.
Related article: How to make beautiful no-bake Sharpie art bowls.