HOW TO TRANSFER A PHOTO TO WOOD

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HOW TO TRANSFER A PHOTO TO WOOD 4.5




This is a full length clip so grab a cuppa and sit back. I wanted you to see it start to to finish as I get frustrated on the 3 minute ones that leave me with so many questions.


The wood just needs to be smooth and the print needs to be a laser copy not bubble-jet.

Hope you enjoy please ask any questions below.

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So as a follow up video what about me trying different products and materials? I've been asked in these 1000 comments does it work on glass, stone, guitars, canvas, mdf, you name it, it's here! Also people ask if they can use basic glue, different finishes etc.
Who would be up for a follow on trying these different materials? Give me some thiums up and it's on!

Author — Adrian Salisbury

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Why do people think it's ok to be rude and insulting? I'm just a regular guy having a go at some fun projects in my spare time and posting them on MY channel, not ever pretending to be an expert. Please, if you don't like it I'm fine with that but I do read all these comments and it's not pleasant. If you don't like the length go watch a 3 minute version but please don't slag me off on the way out 🙁

Author — Adrian Salisbury

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A tip, the photo needs to be completely saturated in water. You will see the entire image through the water coat before removing any of the paper. Leave for two minutes before removing paper. It works wonders and paper will be romoved in no time. Good luck!

Author — Jennifer Pellot

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Who else sees a creepy face in the trees when he's rubbing the paper off

Author — The Milkshake man

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Did anyone see that upside down face in the trees above the girls head

Author — 8lack angel

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Is this what my life has come to... watching a guy say wood a million times at 5:20 in the morning 👏👏👏

Author — Lights Out!

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It's quite easy, you just have to insert a USB in a tree, works like charm.

Author — Stardew -

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A few tips:

This works perfectly fine printing with an InkJet printer and plain paper. The only reason you might want a laser printer is to get super crisp details for a very detailed photo. I typically transfer graphics, not photos, and like them slightly distressed or vintage looking, so it doesnt matter for my projects. If you have a photo you like as-is, you dont need to edit it, you can just choose "mirror image" when you go to print it and it will flip it for you. Photo paper takes a ridiculously long time to remove and is not worth it in terms of getting slightly better details, but that is my opinion, try them both and see what you like.

I am not sure what glue he used, but I use ModPodge Matte, and paint a nice thick layer onto the photo itself, not the wood.. You really only want the glue where the ink of the photo is or you will get a halo sheen around the transfer. Press it down firmly and run your fingers over to smooth it out for several minutes. I then go over mine with my iron on low to ensure all the ink is fully in contact with the wood everywhere, just a few quick passes. Then I let it fully dry overnight before going to remove it.

Paper towels or a cut up WHITE cotton tshirt is much better than a sponge, which will pull more of the ink than you want and destroy the image. Work in small circles from a corner and DO NOT worry about getting all the white from the paper off the first time, let it dry and go over it a second time. Be careful to not get it too wet or press too hard when rubbing the paper off and let it dry in between removal passes or you will pull off big chunks of the image and it is ruined. Once you remove all the paper - let the second pass dry to ensure you got all the white, then seal it with a sealer of your choice. I use a satin polycrylic.

Hope that helps. ;)

Author — Jaelyn Rae

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*SPOILER ALERT* he just glues a photo to wood.

Author — Daniel Ward

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VIDEO SIMPLIFIED:
Get wood
Print a picture
Glue the picture face down, evenly, using this glue: "Matte gel medium, or gloss gel medium" which you can buy on Amazon
Soak a little with a sponge and rub it off gently
Cover in glue to preserve

Author — Mongo Dookie

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This video, being exactly thirty minutes long, is oddly satisfying.

Author — pamëla

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wow people, it´s a craft video...chill out and appreciate this guy is trying to be informative... if you need to be nasty, go to the queen´s craft page...

Author — Richard Stubing

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30 minutes just to tell us how to give a piece of wood something simaler to a temporary tattoo

Author — George Wilson

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It’s a cool project, but this video should have been edited down to about 5

Author — Michael Chapman

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You need to work on some brevity, people are just going to click through then miss stuff and just bail. Get to the point and show what's necessary.

Author — Motofit

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Now i can send a picture of my wood on a piece of wood

Author — Autistic Child22

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you could do the same video in 10 mins. Just skip through the monotones parts

Author — Shiyas Pulloonichallil

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Lol, I've just spotted this has 1000+ thumbs up! Thanks so much guys, I'm no expert just a photographer who fancied a go. I'm wondering what my next project should be?

Author — Adrian Salisbury

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Does any one else notice the creepy face above the second woman over at 17:51

Author — Marie Marsh

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3M spray adhesive would be the most optimum method for adhering the photo to the wood FYI

Author — James Dean