Transfering photos, making mixed media

I found this new thing trending on Pintrest.. photo transfers. Now most of what I was seeing was transferring to wood, I had a little different idea..

I had these pre-cut (roughly 5×7) pieces of matte board from when I had the ambition to create sample portfolios to leave at job interviews (that never panned out). Anyway I figured before I go out and buy some wood and have my dad cut it for me I would do a test run of how to transfer photos.

gel medium (transfer glue stuff)
foam brush or regular brush
piece of wood or matte board
photo printed (laser printer) on regular old printer paper
lots of newspaper, to keep your table clean
gloves, the glue gets messy
water, for rubbing off the paper
some sort of Mod Podge

First cover your board with the gel medium and you can cover the photo too if you want. Put the photo onto the board and push down to get all the bubbles. Let it dry overnight. The next day wet the photo side, wait a little bit then start rubbing the paper off. This will take a while. When your done put on as many layers of Mod Podge or something similar as you see fit. And feel free to explore different textures by painting the Mod Podge on in different directions.

Once I’m done making it I drill holes, one on each side and put wire through so that it can be easily hung.

They work great to decorate a drab cubicle or just hang somewhere around the house.


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