Renee Elliott

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Renee Elliott


Renee Elliott is a self-proclaimed fashion addict, food junkie and arts & craft nerd. She is the gal behind Re: Creative where she works on window displays, events and teaches craft classes.With an eye for detail, a love for DIY projects and a passion for creating, Renee is able to add her unique touch to any project.

DIY Photo Transfer Art

Posted by Renee Elliott 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!


Visit our Renos & DIY section for more step-by-step crafts.

Topics: DIY, DIY Decor


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