Last summer after getting back from Hawaii I had one of our family photos transferred to wood by a company called Woodpix. It turned out really cute and I thought it would be fun to experiment on my own a bit with transferring photos to wood. It is a really easy process and a fun project for kids. My kids were thinking of gift ideas for friends and fun ways to decorate their room. We used black and white images and a piece of wood I bought from Michaels for our first attemp. Next time I will also try out color images and different types of wood blocks maybe even colored wood to see what we come up with.
What you will need: A photo printed from your laser jet printer, Mod Podge, foam brush, wood, a credit card for smoothing bubbles and a rag
Step 1 – Paint a layer of Mod Podge onto your board. You can also use gel medium instead of Mod Podge. I used Mod Podge.
Step 2 – Carefully lay your photo onto the wood and use the credit card to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.
Step 3 – Let dry overnight or at least several hours.
Step 4 – Lay a wet rag over entire board to get the paper wet (it does not need to be soaking wet). Use the rag to scrub off the paper.
Step 5 – Once all of the paper is off, let the wood dry a bit and then follow up with another layer of Mod Podge to protect the image. Voila you are done!