Transfer Photos onto Wood- Style 1

Probably one of the easiest projects I’ve done has been the picture wood transfer. Not only is it a beautiful way to show off your pictures, there is so much you can do with it.


(1) All of the supplies can be bought at Michael’s (coupons can be found online and they will accept competitor coupons too!) The picture I used, I printed using a laser printer. Make sure to print the picture backwards (using the flip feature in Word). This is necessary because the picture will be opposite of what it is printed.

(2) Next, cut the picture to fit the piece of wood you are working with. I like to leave a little extra on the sides of the picture just in case you need a little wiggle room. Keep in mind you will be turning the picture over and that will be your final product.

(3) Apply a decent amount of the gel medium on both the area of the wood and the picture. This is what will transfer the picture onto the wood.

(4) Now to the hardest part of this project– Placing it on the wood. Sounds silly right? But once the picture is down it is done. You’re not going to want to move it again, so take your time and get it just right. Once the picture is down, use something like a credit card to smooth it out and get rid of any bubbles.

(5) After letting it set ( I let mine set over night, some people say an hour or so) make sure everything is dry. Use a wet sponge and GENTLY rub off the paper. It will take multiple times of letting the picture set and rubbing off the extra until its all gone. Please take your time.

(6) Once the picture is complexly smooth and all the extra paper is gone, give it some time to dry. To get the torn edge look, just rub a little of the picture off. You can add some color to the wood or stain it also. Once you are all done adding final touches put a layer of Mod Podge to seal in the look and there you have it!

Take some ribbon and staple it to the back and use it to hang your beautiful new piece

Disclaimer– This is a DIY project and you are responsible for yourself if you decide to try this project. I am not liable for your actions.  Always read labels for safety and proper instructions

Written by Jj


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