This junky old suitcase was a roadside rescue. I could have used it for storage, but whatever utility it was given, it needed a facelift. With Christmas just around the corner I decided to turn it into a holiday porch greeting.
Then I use a paintbrush to apply a generous layer of Modge Podge (there are a other transfer mediums – like Gel Medium). Be sure to cover the entire face of your image right to the edges of the paper.
Then I placed the image wet/face side down where I want it to be on the suitcase and use my hand to smooth out all air bubbles and wrinkles. Then I leave it to dry overnight (I’ve done successful transfers where I’ve only allowed an hour of drying time, but the best ones are left for several hours).
Then I use the pads of my fingers to rub away the paper, which leaves the image. I do this in stages. After a 2nd drying period, you will be able to see where there is paper residue that needs to be rubbed off.