Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

photo transfer on wood

Transfer a photo onto a wood plank for easy handmade decor.
Step 1
Choose a photo you wish to transfer to a wood plank. Print it out on a toner based color printer.
 
Tip: Flip your image when printing, if desired. This is found in your computer printer properties. Do this if your image has words or needs to face the same direction as the original print. 
Step 2
Cut out the image area you want to transfer. 
Step 3
Apply a medium coat of gel medium to the toner side of the cut-out print with a paintbrush. 
Step 4
Turn the print over onto the wood surface, making sure to place it where you want it transferred. Let the gel medium dry for a minimum of 3 hours. 
Step 5
Dampen a soft cloth with water and begin to wet the paper exposed on the wood surface. Carefully rub the wet cloth around the exposed paper until it begins to peel the paper off. Take off about half the paper coating and let sit to dry at least 30 minutes. 
Step 6
Begin to wet the surface again with the damp cloth and use your fingers to slowly peel off the paper layer until all the paper is removed.
 
Tip: This works best if you are patient and slowly rub the paper off with your fingers, leaving it dry between rubbings. A gentle hand is a must. 
Step 7
Share your project photos with #MadeWithMichaels 
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  • Soft Cloth
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