Introduction: Photo Transfer on Wood

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an esy way...

Step 1: Material - Matériel

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you will need:
-a piece of wood (not treated)
-wood glue
-a brush
-a laser printed mirored photo

Vous aurez besoin de:
- morceau de bois non traité
-colle à bois
-photo imprimé sur papier standar et de façon inversé

Step 2: Collage

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mix half portion glue with half portion water, use the brush to put de mixture on the wood then place the photo face dowm ( nake sure the paper is glued correctly to the wood with no bubbles).
wait till the whole dry.

coller la photo côté recto sur le bois grâce a la mixture moitié colle moitié eau. s'assurer de ne laisser aucune bulle. laisser le tous sécher.

Step 3: Décollage

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use a wet sponge to humidify the paper then use it to rub the up layer.

utiser une éponge pour humidifier le papier puis pour enlever la couche supérieure.

Step 4: Fin

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let dry, then sandpaper the image a little.
use a brush or a sponge to put a layet of linseed oil on the surface. let dry then put a varnish layer.

laisser sécher, passer un coup de papier de verre fin.
passer une couche d huille de lin, laisser sécher puis vernir.


darkreeves (author)2016-09-09

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interpretingbylydie (author)2016-01-26

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meanhorn1125 (author)2014-12-23

can you use an inkjet printer or does it need to be laser?

jelte1234 (author)meanhorn11252015-04-09

Hi, I think the author is trying to say that inkjet ink will run, making the image fuzzy/unclear. (that's what I gathered from similar instructables, atleast)

So depending on the type of image and intended result it might work, but laser printed is definitely better.

cowboyathome (author)jelte12342015-12-22

Inkjet printers use liquid ink sprayed through microscopic nozzles onto the paper and absorbed by the paper. Laser printers use a toner cartridge (filled with fine powder) and a heated fuser which fuses the toner to the paper (not absorbed).

nemo13 (author)meanhorn11252014-12-24

Hi, it has to be a laser, 'cause the ink of the inkjets can easily spread away (not sure how to tell it)

TheCrafsMan (author)2015-10-20

This is a good technique. I wanted to mention another material that people don't seem to be aware of - Acrylic wood finish. (aka "polycrylic", "water-soluble poly", etc.) It's basically the same technique as above, but the acrylic finish may allow for cleaner results.

legamin (author)2014-03-18

wow! Amazing cool! I'm going to try!

Dominic Bender (author)2013-09-09

Interresting idea. I need to dust off our old laser printer, I already have some ideas... Thanks for sharing.

rimar2000 (author)2013-09-08

Very useful info, thanks for sharing.

nemo13 (author)2013-09-08

thanks & merci

Emoth (author)2013-09-08

merci pour la version bi-langue

Vincent619 (author)2013-09-08

this looks a lot like this instructable but the sponge idea is a lot better than using your own finger, love the work!

Kiteman (author)2013-09-08


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