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How to transfer photo to wood or canvas:

A fun and easy way to transfer your photos to wood or canvas creating unique and handmade gifts or décor. Learn how to transfer photos in just a few easy steps.This is not decoupage and the end result will be surprisingly different. Let me guide you into this unique technique.


What you’ll need:

  • Wooden canvas
  • Craft paint
  • Photo copy of your photo (laser photo copy)
  • Paint brush
  • Wanna paint photo transfer
  • Wanna paint modge podge
  • Cloth




Make a photo copy of your photo or image using a laser copier.This is very important to use a laser copier as a inkjet will smear and damage your project and discourage you.I usually make my copy’s at the local copy shop to ensure a good quality paper image. Cut the image according to size.






Paint your wooden canvas with a complimenary colour. This step can be left out if your use a piece of wood with a grain and like the grained wood effect. The picture will show the background that’s why I paint my canvas to compliment my picture. Let dry thourolly.







Step 3:

Paint the canvas and the picture part of your copy a layer of wanna paint photo transfer.






Step 4:

Place the photo face down on the canvas making sure to remove all bubbles and wrinkels. Use the back of your hand or a rubber roller. Remove all excess of transfer medium.Leave to dry for 24 hours!





Step 5:

After 24 hours take a wet cloth and place it onto the picture leaving it a few minutes to soak up the water. Start wipping the white paper parts away with your finger.Make sure to not press to hard.Remove all the white paper.











Step 6: When all paper are removed paint a layer of modge podge over your picture to protect and seal.

Make sure to enjoy every minute!!








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