How to Transfer Photos on Wood :: Mod Podge Photo Transfer with Gel Medium
This is a visual how-to tutorial that has so many applications! Once you know how to transfer photos to wood, you can make wonderful personalized gifts for the whole family! You’re set for Christmas gifts this year! Also great for a ‘Thank you’-collage in Photoshop on your computer, print and use that image for the transfer, which would make a perfect Teachers Appreciation gift. Or, collage a love quote and use that for your wedding decorations. Oh, man, the sky is the limit on its use.
How about making personalized bookends (a project on our mind for this weekend!). Anyhow, here is how you transfer photos onto wood.
Step-by-step Tutorial How to Transfer Photos on Wood – with Gel Medium
photo credit: Found! These photos are by a wonderful lady called Crystal Hethcote. After looking for this for 2.5 years, a kind reader told me of her!
The most versatile and easy photo transfer technique ever.
DiY Photo Transfer onto Wood Step-by-step video tutorial
Answers to Your Questions (in Comments):
What is Gel Medium?
- Gel medium dries clear to translucent, depending on thickness of application.
- 2 types: A gloss gel medium is a transparent medium which dries to a gloss finish while a matte gel medium dries to a matte finish.
- In painting and decoupage work, use the gel medium as transparent ground for acrylic paint instead of gesso to allow substrate to be seen.
- When applying a medium gel to raw canvas, be sure to use adequate pressure to force the medium into the canvas, weave to insure proper bonding between the gel and canvas.
- These are all general comments relating to its main use in acrylic painting. Most specifically for this photo project posted here today, gel medium offers excellent adhesion for collage and decoupage.
I personally like Liquitex for all my acrylics medium supplies. Golden is also excellent. However, for a craft project like this that you don’t expect to live for hundreds of years, you can get away with choosing ‘student’-grade art materials. Have a look; and thank you for using my links to buying something. The small commissions I earn from affiliates is what allows me to maintain this blog. It is much appreciated if you make an effort to use my affiliate links. Thank you!)
Gel Medium: Where to Buy
Meanwhile, Mod Pod is simple white glue | household glue | craft glue diluted by about 30-50% with water. No big deal. You probably already own this, so I am not adding a link, but Amazon sells this also in case your supplies get low. In fact, gel medium and mod pod is often bought together by decoupage crafters.
I hope you’ll make some really great art with this, and it would be AWESOME if you were to send in photos of what you have made! Will you?!
Have a happy day!