Photo Transfer Pallet
Project Sheet: cd1815
• Jillibean Soup Wood Pallet
• Laser Copy of a Photo on plain copy paper (ink jet will not work) flip your image if you have words on your picture.
• Photo Transfer Medium – Mod Podge
• Sand Paper
• Towel/Wash Cloth and Bowl of Water
• Matte Spray Sealer – Krylon
• Embellishments (optional)
1. Pre-sand your wood plank to remove the finish. Depending on the overall look of your photo transfer this step can be skipped (our samples were sanded).
2. Spread a nice even layer of transfer medium on the wood plank and put copy of photo face down.
3. Smooth out air bubbles using a ruler or credit card. Wipe the excess medium away. Let cure overnight.
4. Using a towel, soak the photo with water. Using your fingers, gently rub in circles. The paper will begin to rub away revealing your transferred photo. Once the first layer of paper is removed let the block dry.
5. When dry it will look white, showing you still have more paper to remove. Dip your fingers in water and continue rubbing off the excess paper. Let dry.
6. Sand the edges for your desired look.
7. Spray with sealer (this will brighten the colors). Let dry.
8. Embellish as desired.
If you mess up simply sand off the transfer and begin again. Removing the paper is messy and time consuming so be patient. If you remove part of the photo, don’t worry, it’s part of the look. Sanding can help blend imperfect areas. Pre-sanding the wood plankand sealing are not necessary steps. However if you are working with a color photo we recommend sanding if you want your image to pop. You won’t be able to remove all of the paper and there might still be white spots. The sealant helps brighten the colors and the white spots will disappear.