Step 1: Needed Supplies here’s the list of supplies I used.
Laser printed photo
Wood cut to the same size as photo
Gel Medium (must be an acrylic gel medium)
Brush to apply gel medium to wood
Ruler or a flat instrument to smooth out print onto wood
Step 2: Finding A Print
I find this to be the fun part almost any picture will make a great print!
Step 3: Getting A Print Made And Getting Some Wood
If you work in an office most of the printers there are laser so you are set, if you don't have an office hook up prints are very cheap at Staples running from 1-5 dollars. You can usually just go to the hardware store or a craft store and they will provide several options for you! Make sure your wood is unfinished!!
Step 4: Apply Gel Medium To Wood
In even strokes with your paint brush apply an even white coating of the medium to your wood.
Step 5: Smooth down the bubbles
right away before it dries, you do not want bubbles, having bubbles will mean the picture does not adhere to your wood surface!
Step 6: Remove Paper From The Wood To Reveal Print
This is the really fun part! Don't get too discouraged this takes a bit of patients but the more patient you are the better quality print you will get as an end result.
Step 7: Finishing the Print
Apply a nice layer of the acrylic medium to finish your piece off and protect it! If you want to tint your picture if it is black and white you can add a small dab of colour to your medium to finish for example brown or yellow if you want a vintage touch to your black and white.
Here is a quick link to a great Youtube video example:
In light of recent events I have decided to post a few of our day-to-day activities to inspire a few others who are not used to having the little ones at home. I was initially freaking out, until I realized today that I have been actually doing pretty much this for 5 years plus. I am just upping the fun (so we can think about anything else in this terrible time for the world) and get off of our devices (which is adding to the anxiety). The boys are having such a blast, I'm loving reading everyones ideas, and am genuinely looking forward to experience more with my kids! MY AIM is for them not to remember that we got hit by a virus, but to remember it as: that time we were home with our MOM with no school and it was the BEST STAYCATION EVER! LOVE to everyone!
Live everyday with love