Mod podgeing photos to wood.

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I followed a link on Pinterest to transfer laserjet printed pictures to a block of wood but when I tried to wipe off the paper from the back of the picture, after it set, a lot of the color came off too. Does anyone know how much gel medium to use to set it to the wood..I only coated the wood.
Here is the site to view the video... http://pinterest.com/pin/230809549624556524/
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  • Z Z on Jan 27, 2013
    Can you share a link to the Pin please. That way I'll try and help you. I did some ModPodge on wood back in Jr High, but that was before everyone had a home printer, but I'm pretty good at solving problems. I'd be happy to at least try to help.

  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Jan 29, 2013
    @Amy Anderson might know the answer to this.

  • Gina Little Gina Little on Jan 29, 2013
    OK, Thank you. Becky, the site is http://pinterest.com/pin/230809549624556524/

  • Z Z on Jan 29, 2013
    Thank you @Gina Little. I've done this in the past, but on clothing and used a product that was made just for transferring photos. It was probably the same as the gel medium, they just renamed it to sell more. That happens allot in the craft industry. I did a search for you and found a more thorough tutorial than the one you watched. Though it was cute it didn't give near enough information. This one is written out in detail and saves me loads of time in explaining how I did it over twenty years ago. http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-transfer-prints-to-wood-an-awesome-photography-diy-project#ixzz1yBXGd96q

  • Gina Little Gina Little on Jan 30, 2013
    Becky, thank you so much....

  • Z Z on Jan 30, 2013
    You're welcome Gina.

  • Sharron W Sharron W on Feb 01, 2013
    Ok Gina, this is how I do it...I find an image I like...print it and then take it to Kinko's/fedex and have them Xerox it. The laser Toner is more stable and easier to work with...it IS technically possible to do it with inkjet, but since the ink is water soluable and you have to use water, (sometimes quite a bit) the inkjet ink, smears, or runs, or comes off... the last one I had enlarged by them when they printed it...11 x 17 cost me 1.23 cents...I figured it was a good investment since working with the inkjet makes me crazy and doesn't come out as well...Good Luck....Oh you can see the image I transferred on my grandson's tool bench...on my post... there are actually 3 seperate ones I used to get the look I wanted.

  • Gina Little Gina Little on Feb 01, 2013
    Sharon, thank you very much.