Looking for a cool way to display your engagement photos at your wedding? Well, look no further, todays DIY project teaches our favorite DIY brides an easy step by step way to transfer your favorite photos to cool pieces of wood and other materials.
I love photos that really capture a memory, but I’m always trying to find new ways to showcase them. When I found this DIY I thought it was such a great idea! It’s an easy project and a fun way to display your photos or your engagement pictures at your wedding! Read on to find out exactly how to create you’re own one of a kind photo transfers >>> 🙂
Materials You Will Need:
Laser Printed Photo (on regular computer paper)
Engagement Photo Transfers in 5 Easy Steps:
Step 1. Get your piece of wood and paintbrush and paint a layer of the wood with an even layer of the gel medium. Try not to avoid too many clumps 🙂
Step 2: Now find your laser printed photo. Make sure it is a laser print and not a ink jet print. Place your photo face down on the gel and use your hands to press the photo firmly down onto the wood. Making sure the entire surface of the image is flat and rub out any bubbles. Let it dry completely.
Step 3: Now it is time to spray the photo (which is still face down) with water. You may also use a damp rag to get the paper wet with water. Once the surface is wet, gently start to rub the paper away. Your photo will begin to show through as the paper is removed. Be very gentle when removing the paper as parts of the image can rub off. You may need to add more water along the way too. Don’t rush, this is the important (and fun!) part.
Step 4: Once you have got all the paper peeled off, make sure to give it some time to dry completely.
Step 5: Paint another layer of the gel medium over the entire image to keep your transfer locked in.
Thanks to Michelle at Wed Loft for this really cool & inspirational DIY project. Photography by: Michelle Cangemi, Wedloft