Make It Yourself Monday : Photo Transfer On Wood!

Supplies: Paintbrush, piece of smooth wood, Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel Medium (found at Michael's),
photocopy of your photos (I just used the photocopier at the local library. Photos on photo paper will not work).
1.  Apply a heavy coat of gel medium to the front of your photo. I chose a photo of my nephew
with a dirt-beard and a photo of the perfect New Zealand coffee! 2. Place photo face down on wood.
Note: The image will transfer backwards, so if there is any writing, make sure you make a
mirror-image copy. 3. After letting the gel medium dry for a few hours, spray the entire photo with
water. This step is definitely the most time-consuming part of the project. Gently rub away the paper.
You will start to see the image appear. The transfer will not be perfect, especially around the edges.
That's part of the charm though! 4. Enjoy your finished project! I suggest maybe attaching a little
bracket to the back so you can hang it on the wall.

*Project technique adapted from this one.

This is a super fun & easy project.
Give a try!


  1. My sister was looking for a tutorial for this. I'll be passing it along :)

    xo Jennifer


  2. Awesome! Cant wait to buy my gel and give it a go, thanks for sharing.

    x Eve

  3. this is so cool i want to try it! :)

  4. oh wow, that is so super cool! at first it looked really intimidating but it really was simple

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  5. i love the look of the image against the wood - such a good idea!

  6. this is lovely! I want to try it, thanks for sharing :)

  7. Love this DIY!!!
    And your blog is very beautiful!
    If you want we can follow each other...tell me what do you think =)

  8. Such a sweet idea, and it turned out absolutely beautiful!


  9. I actually bought all the stuff for one of these this past weekend!! Super psyched.


  10. Clever! I'll have to give it a go - imagine how cool that would be on a table top.

  11. Such a sweet idea, and it turned out absolutely beautiful!