Image Transfer Using Dixie Belle Paint

2 Materials
1 Hour
Transform a simple block of wood into a sweet piece of art with this simple image transfer technique using Dixie Belle Clear Coat.

Start by cutting a piece of wood to the size you want, then sand any rough edges. The wood used for this project was a 2 x 4 cut to be a square. Stain the wood and allow to dry.

Paint the side of the block where the image will go in the color of your choice. Keep in mind that this will not be the main color of the block.

To add texture and an aged look, randomly add 2 more colors of paint to the block. Let dry.

Paint over the colors already added to the block with a fourth color. Let dry.

Sand the block to expose the other colors.

Print an image. Cut around the image. You will need to use a laser printer for this project. If using an ink jet printer, the colors in the image will bleed. If you have an ink jet printer, print out the image then take it to an office supply store and make copies.

Coat the ink side of the image with Dixie Belle Paint Company Clear Coat.

Place the image ink and clear coat side down. Allow to dry completely. It is best to step away for a couple of hours.

Spray the image with water to saturate the paper.
Gently start rubbing away the paper. If the image looks milky when dry, spray with more water and continue to rub away the paper. If some of the image rubs off, it just adds to the aged charm of your art piece.

This is the final look!
Suggested materials:
  • Gel Stain   (
  • Dixie Belle Paint   (
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  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 07, 2017
    Do you have to use wood? I was thinking of doing a mural on my daughter's bedroom wall .. kind of in the corner where the ceiling meets the wall .. I want it to look like a piece of the ceiling and walls has broken off and a bird made a nest .. your technique looks great but would it work with painted drywall?

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