DIY: How to Transfer a Photo to Wood
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Transferring photos from paper to another surface can be surprisingly fun and easy to do. Once you give it a try, you’ll probably look for more ways to apply this technique!
Before beginning with the project it is important to note that the image you want to transfer should not be done on ink jet printer because there is a possibility that the ink will smear. It’s best to try with a photocopied image.
Materials you will need for this project:
• Wooden painting panel
• Photocopied photo
• Mod Podge
• Rast-drying paint for wood
• Clear coating in spray that will give permanent, protective, extra high-gloss finish
Step 1: Paint the edges of the wood panel in the color you have chosen.
Step 2: Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to the image (on the photo side), that will play a role of transfer solution.
Step 3: Press the image onto the wood panel. Smooth out the image and remove the air bubbles. Let it dry completely.
Step 4: Use a sponge to wet the paper. Begin rubbing gently to remove the paper until you see the transferred image below.
Step 5: Once you are satisfied with the results, sand the edges lightly. Spray the wooden panel with a finishing spray to give the final touch.
The final product is quite similar to decoupage, but what makes it different is that it looks as if the image is part of the piece, not glued on top of it and you can personalize it by adding your own photo, which makes it a perfect ptresent.
Source: consumer crafts