Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:51 PM EST
I’ve always wanted to give photo transferring a try and lately I’ve been obsessed with Instagram (like most of the world), so I thought I would combine the two. I love the worn out vintage effect this project resulted in and I can’t wait to make more!
- Square pieces of wood (I made mine 4”x4”)
- Foam brush
- Photos or Instagram images
- Fluid matte medium (can be found at any art store)
- Credit card
- Fine grit sand paper
- Picture hanging kit
STEP 1: Resize your images to the same size as your wood. Print the image in reverse, so that it will read correctly when transferred to the wood.
STEP 2: Apply the fluid matte medium with the foam brush to the piece of wood and onto the image.
STEP 3: Carefully lay the image onto the piece of wood right side down. Smooth out any bubbles using the credit card.
STEP 4: Apply more matte medium to the back of the image. Set aside to dry for 24 hours.
STEP 5: Using a damp textured cloth, carefully rub the back of the image until it starts peeling away. Once the backing is completely off gently give the image a light sand to create a worn effect. This will help blend in any imperfections.
STEP 6: Attach picture hanging hardware to the back of each piece of wood and hang to admire!
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