How To Quickly And Easily Transfer Images To Wood
I discovered the coolest and most fun way to easily transfer images to wood. If you love crafting then you are going to love discovering this awesome image hack too. Working with wood is always exciting – there’s so much you can do with it and when you blend the beautiful element of wood and your favorite images, it’s the perfect combination.
I decided to use this sweet and absolutely darling image of my granddaughter, Carmela. It’s best to use images with lots of colors for the most impact but, as in the photo I used, I didn’t completely follow that guideline. The image I used was loaded with pinks, and I love how those colors variances were able to show up exactly the way I imagined them. Even the pattern of her bedsheet and her blanket translated perfectly to the wood.
Try not to use too much white in your photo as printers don’t print in white and you will have the wood showing instead – unless, that’s what’s you are going for of course.
It’s super easy to make one of these and in under 20 minutes or so, you will be able to easily transfer images to wood.
Products You Will Need:
1 – Wood Large Round Centerpiece or any wood block or cut you desire – be sure to check out the large selection of Craft Supplies from Oriental Trading. It’s like being a kid in a candy store!
2 – Mailing Label paper
3 – Inkjet Printer – I have an HP Envy 7640 printer and absolutely love it!
4 – Any image you choose – try and use vibrant colors and avoid too much white.
5 – A topcoat wood glaze or protectant – I used Gator Hide Polyacrylic topcoat by Dixie Bell – it’s perfect for using on furniture too. You can also use Mod Podge® Acrylic Sealer as well. I use it for so many of my projects, and I love how it’s available in gloss or matte finish.
For a step by step tutorial please visit my blog post by clicking here. Now, all you need is a good printer and you are on your way to creating beautiful wood images too! You can use any wood block you like.
I love the delicate nature of this image and how the natural grain in the wood adds a dimension you just can’t get using any other medium. You can hang it on your wall, prop it up on an end table or create a wood stand for it yourself.
And it’s that’s easy! You can use this same technique on any porous surface as well.
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- Wood Large Round Centerpiece (Oriental Trading)
- Mailing Label paper (Oriental Trading)
- Inkjet Printer (Staples)
- Any image you choose
- A topcoat wood glaze or protectant
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
William on Oct 08, 2017Great technique. Looks great too.