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How to make the Perfect Super Sauce Mixture for Image Transfers

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Materials Needed:

Super Sauce is a medium used in transferring inkjet prints onto alternative surfaces like wood, metal, plexiglass, etc. The super sauce mixture is made of super sauce concentrate and 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. Super Sauce is sold by DASS Art and is available in two finishes. The choices are matte or gloss finish. We recommend a gloss finish for more non-porous reflective surfaces like plastic, glass, and plexiglass. For porous surfaces like paper, wood, etc, you will want to use the super sauce concentrate with a matte finish.

Before we get into the mixing, you should consider safety precautions. The smell of isopropyl alcohol is quite strong so it is a good idea to wear a face mask. Next, you will want to consider wearing goggles to protect your eyes. You will not want to get super sauce in your eyes as it is not something you ever want to have contact with water. If a super sauce mixture (including the alcohol) makes contact with water, it will turn into a thick foam that can not be put down a drain. This can make washing anything out of your eyes quite difficult. 

Creating the mixture is dependent on having the right measurement for your ingredients. For every 1 TBS of super sauce concentrate, you will need 4 oz of 91% isopropyl alcohol. You must use 91% isopropyl alcohol. Any other grade simply will not work. Taking the above measurements, mix the two slowly. Once you have the contents in the mason jar, you will want to secure the lid fully so that you can begin to mix the contents.

 You will want to let the jar sit for at least 6 hours, periodically shaking the jar vigorously during that time. Again, please note that you should never add any water to this mixture or your brushes. It can cause severe damage to plumbing and will render your brushes unusable. Once the 6 hours have passed, and you have a consistent mixture, you will be ready to start transferring your images!

Once you begin to use the super sauce mixture, you will want to keep the brush you use inside of the jar with the mixture when it is not in use. The brush you use will not be able to be used for anything else after this. We recommend that you use this brush until it is no longer usable and at which point, you will need to throw it out. Once again, we remind you not to put this brush anywhere near any sinks or plumbing.

Storing the mixture with the brush is where having the mason jar with the lid and outer band comes into great use. You will want to remove the lid permanently. When you are not using the super sauce, put the brush inside the jar and wrap a plastic bag somewhat loosely around the brush and jar. Then, take the outer band and screw it tightly onto the mason jar. This will keep the seal airtight without the brush poking through and letting air in. You can see our example in the image at the beginning of this article.

We have quite a few super sauce tutorials based on different applications. We encourage you to experiment with this method on multiple surfaces to get an idea of its capabilities.

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Transferring Images to Canvas with Super Sauce

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Making handmade gifts for your loved ones can be a fun and rewarding process. Receiving a unique and personalized item can feel amazing and really add to a gift recipient’s holiday cheer. This tutorial is part of a DIY holiday gift idea series where we teach you different methods of using Inkjet Prints on DASS Transfer Film. Today, we will show how to perform the super sauce transfer to canvas, which is best if you are at an intermediate level in image transferring. If you are a beginner, don’t feel discouraged. This tutorial has everything you need but it may require some practice tries before you can get it just right! If you are looking for something easier, we recommend trying the alcohol transfer. 

Preparing the Images for Transfer: Images must be printed to DASS Transfer Film using an Inkjet Printer. Through our company, Kirkpatrick & Co. Specialty Printing, we can print your images to this film for you. Order your print today.

If you have your own inkjet printer, make sure that you flip your image horizontally before printing. If you don’t, your image will be flipped the wrong way when you transfer it. Also be sure that the ink is printing on the rough/textured side of the DASS Transfer Film. 

Super Sauce Transfer to Canvas (Intermediate Skill Level)

Materials Needed:

mason jar
super sauce (super sauce concentrate & 91% isopropyl alcohol)
brush
Inkjet print on DASS Transfer Film
canvas panel or stretched canvas

Super Sauce Transfer to Canvas

To make super sauce, mix the following two ingredients in a mason jar. Let the jar sit for at least 6 hours, periodically shaking the jar vigorously during that time. Please note that you should never add any water to this mixture or your brushes. It can cause severe damage to plumbing and will render your brushes unusable. 

1 TBS Matte Super Sauce Concentrate
4 oz 91% isopropyl alcohol (must be 91%)

Transfer Directions

Apply the super sauce mixture to your canvas surface. Here we are applying an image to an acrylic painted canvas surface. Using a brush, apply the super sauce mix evenly to the surface. If there is too much, the image will run and if there is too little, the image won’t transfer. I suggest doing some practice transfers so that you get a feel for how the transfer works. 

Applying Super Sauce to the Canvas Surface

Once you have applied enough super sauce, you can line your transfer film up above the surface, print side down. Once you are happy with the alignment, you can place it down onto the canvas surface.

Lightly press the film down to ensure that the image is making full contact with the super sauce. After 2-3 minutes, slowly begin to pull the film up by one corner. You will be able to tell if the image is sticking. If not, press it back down and give it a little more time. Once it is ready, the film will be able to be pulled away, leaving the image transferred to the surface below. 

Removing the Transfer film by peeling it back

At this point, let your transfer dry for 24 hours before spraying it with a protective finish. We recommend using Krylon Crystal Clear spray.

Completed Transfer

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Super Sauce Transfer to Tile

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Making handmade gifts for your loved ones can be a fun and rewarding process. Receiving a unique and personalized item can feel amazing and really add to a gift recipient’s holiday cheer. This tutorial is part of a DIY holiday gift idea series where we teach you different methods of using Inkjet Prints on DASS Transfer Film. Today, we will show you how to perform the super sauce transfer to a tile surface.

Preparing the Images for Transfer: Images must be printed to DASS Transfer Film using an Inkjet Printer. Through our company, Kirkpatrick & Co. Specialty Printing, we can print your images to this film for you. Order your print today.

If you have your own inkjet printer, make sure that you flip your image horizontally before printing. If you don’t, your image will be flipped the wrong way when you transfer it. Also be sure that the ink is printed on the rough/textured side of the DASS Transfer Film. 

For this, we will use 4 x 4 inch tiles that can be found at any hardware store.

Super Sauce Transfer to Tile (Intermediate Skill Level)

Materials Needed:

Materials Needed for the Super Sauce Transfer to Tile

4 x 4 inch tile
paint brush for applying the primer
foam brush to apply the super sauce
primer (1:1 ratio of super sauce gloss concentrate (WITHOUT ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL) & water)
mason jar
super sauce (Supersauce Gloss Concentrate & 91% Isopropyl alcohol)
inkjet print on DASS Transfer Film

Transfer Directions

Using a brush, apply the 1:1 ratio of super sauce concentrate & water evenly to the surface of the tile. After it dries, it will act as a primer that the image can transfer to. Without preparing the tile, it will be too smooth and your image will not stick.

Once the primer has dried, your surface is ready for the image transfer. Dip the foam brush in the super sauce once and apply it to the surface. We recommend applying it left to right from top to bottom and then top to bottom from left to right. This will help you get the proper consistency of super sauce on your surface. You should not need to dip your brush more than once for this transfer. If you do, it is possible you will apply too much and your image will run.

After applying the super sauce, you will want to wait about 30 seconds to place your image print side down onto the super sauce coated surface. After waiting 30 seconds, line the image up print side down above the tile. Carefully lower it down until it makes contact with the super sauce. After a few seconds, gently press along the top of the transfer film to be sure that the film has made full contact with the surface.

Let the film set for about 3 minutes while gently pressing down on the film to ensure full contact and to push out any air bubbles that may occur. Don’t press or rub the film too much as it could blur your image. After 3 minutes, your image should be ready enough to begin peeling the transfer film away. Start with one corner and pull it up slowly. If the image is sticking to the surface, that is a very good sign! Keep slowly peeling the film away until it releases from the surface. If the image hasn’t stuck to the surface yet, lay it back down for a little longer and press down slightly to help it transfer. This process often requires a give and take when removing the film.

Once the film has been removed, let the transfer dry for 24 hours before you put any protective coating on it. This will allow the proper amount of time for your ink to set.

After it has dried, we recommend spraying your transfer with Krylon Crystal Clear.

This is the end of the third tutorial in our holiday gift idea series. Our next tutorial will teach you how to decorate envelopes with alcohol transfers. Consider signing up to get notified when it is out! You can also see all of the posts from this series here.

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Holiday Gift Ideas Using DASS Transfer Film: Super Sauce Transfer to Wood

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Making handmade gifts for your loved ones can be a fun and rewarding process. Receiving a unique and personalized item can feel amazing and really add to a gift recipient’s holiday cheer. This tutorial is part of a DIY holiday gift idea series where we teach you different methods of using Inkjet Prints on DASS Transfer Film. Today, we will show how to perform the super sauce transfer, which is best if you are at an intermediate level in image transferring. If you are a beginner, don’t feel discouraged. This tutorial has everything you need but it may require some practice tries before you can get it just right! If you are looking for something easier, we recommend trying the alcohol transfer.

Preparing the Images for Transfer: Images must be printed to DASS Transfer Film using an Inkjet Printer. Through our company, Kirkpatrick & Co. Specialty Printing, we can print your images to this film for you. Order your print today.

If you have your own inkjet printer, make sure that you flip your image horizontally before printing. If you don’t, your image will be flipped the wrong way when you transfer it. Also be sure that the ink is printing on the rough/textured side of the DASS Transfer Film. 

Think about how you want your images to be presented. Will it be a wood ornament? They have wood slices pre-drilled with holes on Amazon which would be perfect for this! You could even make a wood block that hangs on the wall. 

Super Sauce Transfer to Wood (Intermediate Skill Level)

Materials Needed:

mason jar
super sauce (super sauce concentrate & 91% isopropyl alcohol)
foam brush
Inkjet print on DASS Transfer Film

image of the ingredients listed above.

To make super sauce, mix the following two ingredients in a mason jar. Let the jar sit for at least 6 hours, periodically shaking the jar vigorously during that time. Please note that you should never add any water to this mixture or your brushes. It can cause severe damage to plumbing and will render your brushes unusable. 

1 TBS Matte Super Sauce Concentrate
4 oz 91% isopropyl alcohol (must be 91%)

Transfer Directions

Apply the super sauce mixture to your wood surface. Using a brush, apply the super sauce mix evenly to the surface. If there is too much, the image will run and if there is too little, the image won’t transfer. I suggest doing some practice transfers so that you get a feel for how the transfer works. 

Once you have applied enough super sauce, you can line your transfer film up above the surface, print side down. Once you are happy with the alignment, you can place it down onto the surface.

Lightly press the film down to ensure that the image is making full contact with the super sauce. After 2-3 minutes, slowly begin to pull the film up by one corner. You will be able to tell if the image is sticking. If not, press it back down and give it a little more time. Once it is ready, the film will be able to be pulled away, leaving the image transferred to the surface below. 

At this point, let your transfer dry for 24 hours before spraying it with a protective finish. We recommend using Krylon Crystal Clear spray.

This is the end of the second tutorial in our holiday gift idea series. Our next tutorial will teach you how to complete the super sauce transfer on a 4 x 4 inch tile. Consider signing up to get notified when it is out! You can also see all of the posts from this series here.

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