Modge Podge Question

My wife tried to do a picture transfer with a 24" x 36" like the one below without success. She has done plenty of small ones successfully. Is it possible this isn't a transfer but a decapodge and then varnish or polyurethane placed over it ?
q modg podg, crafts, decoupage, how to
  13 answers
  • Yvonne Day Aka Miss Ruby Yvonne Day Aka Miss Ruby on Jan 22, 2015
    What was it doing? I know I have decoupaged on rough wood and I did not care for it because it made the pic look like pieces were missing. No matter what you do I would still varnish/ poly over it.

  • The Shabby Chic Man The Shabby Chic Man on Jan 22, 2015
    We think you are right. The lady is selling these for $ 250

  • April Pelfrey April Pelfrey on Jan 25, 2015
    whennever i modge podge larger pics I always use a spray on clear sealant if no varnish works just as well for me..and I dont sell mine for 250 dollars(my goodness..sounds like a seller though..maybe i'll try )-(selling mine that is)

  • Beth hagan Beth hagan on Jan 27, 2015
    shutterfly does them for much less

  • Danee Kaplan Danee Kaplan on Jan 28, 2015
    I agree that the project in the photo has to be a decoupage. It is possible to do a transfer on a larger area but I find Mod Podge difficult to work with in this case. It is so wet and frankly I really don't care for it. Instead, I like to use Gel Medium. Yes, it is more expensive, but it isn't as wet as Mod Podge so I have fewer problems with the paper bubbling up and ripping. Gel Medium is a fine art supply long used by Mixed Media Artists but with the popularity of mixed media hitting the craft community, several companies recently started making it. Golden makes a terrific gel medium that has long been considered one of, if not THE best but it is pricier. Ranger makes one under the Dina Wakely line. I haven't used it but I LOVED their Claudine Hellmuth version and when they released Dina's they discontinued Claudine's so I suspect it is the same formula. Prima recently released one under Finnabair's line and I'm pretty sure Liquitex has one as well. Ranger's is $5-7 for 4 oz. One added benefit of Gel Medium is that it can be used as a glue to adhere heavy and larger 3-D objects= something Mod Podge can't do because it is too runny.

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    • Danee Kaplan Danee Kaplan on Jan 30, 2015
      @SINDY I like Golden Gel Medium but it is pricey-though you can get it at Michael's with their coupon. I LOVED claudine helmuth's but it is no longer made- however they make Dina Wakely version that I assume is really the same product they are made by Ranger. I haven't used the Liquitex one. Hope that Helps.

  • The Shabby Chic Man The Shabby Chic Man on Jan 29, 2015
    Well I almost done.

  • The Shabby Chic Man The Shabby Chic Man on Jan 29, 2015
    Well am almost done.

  • The Shabby Chic Man The Shabby Chic Man on Jan 30, 2015
    You can go to Office Max or office Depot and they can enlarge your picture. Its real inexpensive but my Wife paid for it so I'm not sure of the cost.

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jan 31, 2015
    Costco does enlargements too. They are very inexpensive.

  • Susan Hughes Susan Hughes on Jan 31, 2015
    you can enlarge your own print in sections online and print from block

  • Susan Hughes Susan Hughes on Feb 01, 2015
    Hi if you go on the site www block it will guide you thro the printing process and enlargement thanks sue

  • Tina Lynn Tina Lynn on Feb 01, 2015
    I've seen these done but you use a laser printer to print the pic, then use a gel medium to attach it to the wood, let it dry for 24 hours and then take a damp rag to get the paper off. When you get it wet the paper will sort of roll up in little pieces and come off easily but will leave the pic. Then you would have to seal it of course once you get all the backing off.... wait till it dries of course.

  • Trina7460 Trina7460 on Feb 13, 2015
    When you say a gel medium are you talking about gesso? Thank you.