Easy DIY Photo Transfer project using Plaid’s Photo Transfer Medium…
I’ve used Mod Podge® several times over the years, but had never tried
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium*. (*affiliate link)
I was surprised at how easy the process was and how well the project turned out.
For my project…
I used a color copy of my son in his favorite Woody pajamas and favorite Woody toy.
It’s hard to believe that this sweet faced boy is now graduating from High School.
I also used a wood slice from Walnut Hollow for my project.
The wood slice had been previously kiln dried, sanded and was ready to use.
Do not use actual photographs, you must use photo copies made from a dry toner type copier.
- Lay wood slice over picture and trace around wood slice. Cut around traced lines.
- Using a 1″ Foam Brush*, brush over image with a medium application of Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium*. The medium will be opaque.
- Carefully lift image off, making contact only slightly with the image edge. Flip the coated image over and position over the wood slice. Lightly press from the center out to release any air bubbles. Wipe away any excess medium that may have been squeezed out from the image. Allow to dry overnight.
- Wet a sponge with water, squeeze excess water from sponge then dampen the exposed backside of the image transfer. Immediately as the paper is wet, an image will appear. Allow the wet image to rest a couple moments to soften the paper.
5. Using your damp sponge or a fingertip, begin to lightly rub over the damp paper to peel away layers. Be careful not to be rough with the wet paper as it may be fragile. After removing several layers of paper, stop and allow transferred image to dry. Once dry, white areas will appear where paper remains. Repeat steps to moisten and lightly rub the surface to remove the remaining paper layers. Allow to dry.
Basic Directions from plaidonline.com
Did you Know…
In 1967, Jan Wetstone created Mod Podge in her garage as an easy-to-use decoupage solution for crafting enthusiasts. Since then, the brand has gone beyond just decoupage with 17 different formulas that include Matte, Gloss, Dishwasher safe, and Sparkle as well as top coats for Brushstrokes and Chalkboard. The introduction of the Mod Melter made embellishing your craft projects a breeze, along with the endless creative options found in Dimensional Magic, Photo Transfer Medium, and Collage Clay.
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