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