How To Transfer Pictures To Wood
Whether I travel or not, I would love to capture the moments to treasure. I am a great believer that memories really lasts especially if we document it.
But how will I do it?
Yes, you got it right, through taking pictures. I would love to personalize every bit of the pictures not just on my social media, but I want it to hang on my walls at home.
This gives me an idea to make a themed wood wall frames. One thing is my goal, I am not going to spend my money over expensive frames. I want it personalized and synchronized.
I am going to show you how to make this amazing art and craft idea like a pro. After all, this will make our wall more artsy and fancy. This is just like sticking a sticker on a sticker album but on to the next level. This will be fun and exciting, so go ahead, grab all the needed tools and materials and let’s do it together.
Read More: How To's & Woodworking Techniques [List 1]
What You Need To Follow This Tutorial
- Wood Paint Panel
- Your chosen picture
- Mod Podge
- Gel Medium
- Sponge Applicator
- Damped Cloth
For the picture, I would highly suggest using the Photocopied Image on Regular Copy Paper, the picture will more likely to stick on the wood panel. Now take note in doing this procedure, the picture will be opposite to its original.
Read More: How To's, Techniques and Tips [List 1]
- How To Stop Sap Coming Out Of Wood
- How To Seal Wood Without Changing Color
- How to Make Cardboard Hard Like Wood
- How To Round Wood Edges Without Router
- How to Bend Wood Without Steam
- How to Transition Between Two Different Wood Floors
- How To Make Wood Drawers Slide Easier
- How To Stencil On Wood Without Bleeding
- How to Flatten a Workbench
- How To Make a Wood Table Top Smooth
- How To Age Wood With Baking Soda
- How to Whitewash Dark Wood Furniture
- How To Make Slime With Wood Glue
- How to Burn Wood with Electricity
- How To Apply Water Based Polyurethane To Wood Floors
But this is not a big deal, however, if you are going to use a picture with words on it, it will look backward than the usual. You may use an application for images that will mirror the image itself to avoid sticking the pictures backward.
Step By Step Tutorial on How To Transfer Pictures to Wood
Step 1: Apply Gel Medium on the wood panel
Prep your wood panel before doing this, smoothen the surface. Gradually apply the gel medium on to the wood panel. This is why your picture will stick on to the wood. Apply evenly a thick layer of it to make sure your picture will stick well.
Credit Image: petapixel.com
Step 2: Lay your picture on to the wood
Lay down your picture on to the wood. Lightly rub your hand on the picture to make sure that the image will stick on to the panel.
Read More: How To's & Woodworking Techniques [List 2]
Be patient in doing this, this is going to be crucial since we are going to put on the picture.
Make sure all the surface are evenly laid on the panel. We don’t want some part of the image will be missing.
MUST SEE: Make 16,000 Projects With Step By Step Plans
Ted's Woodworking Plans contains complete instructions from start to finish, leaving absolutely no guesswork. Here is what you get:
- Step-By-Step Instructions
- Cutting & Materials List
- Detailed Schematics
- Views From All Angles
- Suitable For Beginners & Professionals
Read More: How To's, Techniques and Tips [List 2]
- How to Remove Nails From Wood
- How to Resharpen a Japanese Ryoba’s Rip Teeth
- How to Sharpen Woodworking Tools
- How to Whitewash Pine Wood
- How To Modge Podge Pictures To Wood
- How To Apply Shellac To Wood
- How To Take Apart A Wood Pallet
- How To Install A Wood Accent Wall
- How to Do String Art on Wood
- How to Remove a Stripped Screw from Wood
- How To Upgrade Wood Frame
- How to Get Nails Out of Wood
- How to Refinish a Wood Table
- How To Make Vinyl Letters Stick To Wood
- How To Measure A Cord Of Wood
Credit Image: i.ytimg.com
Step 3: Let the picture set on the wood panel
Wait for the picture to completely set on to the wood panel for at least 8 hours or more, so that all the images will be kept intact. Carefully check the picture if it is totally stuck on to the panel before going to the next procedure.
This is the longest part of the procedure. I know we hate waiting, but rest assured this is going to be worth it. Don’t be in a rush in this, the more you take time to it, the more it will be better.
Credit Image: hellocreativefamily.com
Step 4: Get the damped cloth and soak it on to the paper
Using the damped cloth, gently soak it on to the paper then gradually rub on the cloth in a circular motion, be patient in doing this. Then wipe out all the excess paper that is worn out from the wood panel. This is the fun part since we are now almost done of our project. You can now see the progress after the long wait of letting the image set on to the panel.
Read More: How To's, Techniques and Tips [List 3]
- How To Start A Fire With Wet Wood
- How To Stencil On Wood
- How to Finish Wood With Polyurethane
- How to Refinish Wood Dresser
- How To Age Wood Grey
- How To Apply Gold Leaf To Wood
- How To Apply Polyurethane To Wood
- How To Bend Wood With Water
- How to Burn Designs Into Wood
- How to Carve a Face In Wood
- How to Carve Wood By Hand
- How To Replace Wood Siding
- How To Split Wood With A Wedge
- How To Transfer Pictures To Wood
- How To Treat Pallet Wood For Indoor Use
Read More: How To's & Woodworking Techniques [List 3]
- How To Sand Wood
- How To Season Wood
- How To Spray Paint Wood
- How To Stack Wood
- How To Stain And Seal Wood
- How To Stain Wood
- How to Carve Wood
- How to Hand Plane Wood
- How to Paint Wood
- How to Cure Wood
- How to Petrify Wood
- How to Pickle Wood
- How to Preserve Wood
- How To Screw Into Wood
- How To Split Wood
- How to Find Wood Studs
Credit Image: southernrevivals.com
Step 5: Put on the mod podge
Then put on the mod podge on to the surface to seal it all in. Put one coat and let it dry, and then put another layer for a total of two layers. Your image will look better after coating it. It will seal in the picture, it will look nice and silky. You may also add edge design you can just paint the edges to make it nicer. It’s all up to you, this is so simple and doable.
Credit Image: artshackartwordpress.com
And there we have it, this is a super easy personalized picture to hang on to the wall. You can also make this as a gift to your friends and family. You will definitely appreciate this kind of picture-perfect memory since you made it all by yourself without compromising your savings.
Did you enjoy this tutorial? Please give it a thumbs up for more tutorials to come. Please don’t forget to share this and let us know what you think about this creative idea by leaving a comment. Also, tell us your story about your project. Until next time, stay fun and creative!