Intro: Photo Plank
Easy, cheap and unique way to show off your favourite pics! or the perfect gift for those last minute, hard to find gifts...
Step 1: Set It Up
- your ideal pic printed onto tissue paper (use a light spray of adhesive to tack the tissue to card to be able to feed it through a printer)
- pva glue
- piece of pallet wood
- sandpaper for wood (medium)
Use whatever you have handy (I use my hands....but a brush or sponge is fine) to apply a layer of pva to a lightly sanded piece of wood (not too thick, just to cover the plank).
With your photo printed to size, move to the next step.....
Step 2: Make It Happen
Before you place the pic, be aware that as soon as the tissue touches the glue you will not be able to move it as it will tear immediately.... I suggest starting from one flat edge and slowly letting the tissue roll onto the glue.
You can use a dry foam roller or something else gentle enough to assist in placing the tissue without bubbles or creases; you'll get the hang of it! and don't fret too much, sometimes it adds to the look!
Once it's down, you can either very gently apply a layer of glue over the top, or wait until it dries to do so. I do it immediately as I feel if it dries along with the bottom layer it has a better bond (I could be wrong, that's just my preference).
Leave it dry 24 hours, give it a light sandpaper to remove any edges or rough areas.
Now you can add a hook for hanging, place it on a stand or even make something further out of it like a planter or a key hook!! The possibilities are up to you!