How to mod podge photos

Posted in Last Updated: May 11, 2021 Categories Home Decor Crafts, Wall Art

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Use Mod Podge to deconstruct your favorite family photos on canvas. These canvases are a great inexpensive way to decorate! Create an entire wall gallery by attaching the pictures to canvas.

Skills reherered: Advanced beginner. You’ll be applying paper to a stapled canvas with Mod Podge. I recommend having some experience with Mod Podge to avoid wrinkles. . . and because the canvas is somewhat flexible, they are more difficult to avoid.

How to mod podge photos

Have you ever been to someone’s house and just oohed and ahhed at their gorgeous their family pictures on canvas? I know I have it. I also know the feeling of leaving defeated when I learn that most canvas images cost over $ 50.

Sorry, but that’s just not happening in our budget right now. What do you do when you love the look but you just don’t love the price?

Fortunately, we can get the same “canvas print” look for a lot less money (try $ 5!). . . Alleluia! All you need are some Mod Podge and pictures to make your dream come true on a decoupage canvas.

Yes, you can paste photos to canvas with Mod Podge! And it’s relatively easy to do. There are a few things to keep in mind though.

I highly recommend printing your photos professionally on a laser printer before doing this home decor project so you don’t have to seal them.

If you do print them out on an inkjet printer, you’ll need to spray seal both sides with an acrylic sealer so the ink doesn’t smear. You can also use hairspray the same way if you want to save some money!

Ready to get started? Learn how to edit Podge photos on the canvas by scrolling down.

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How to mod podge photos

How to mod podge photos

One of the most popular things made by Mod Podge is Photo Transfer. It is also one of the most difficult products to use. There are so many things that can go wrong. However, if you take your time and follow these tips, you have a better chance of success.

  1. Do not use an inkjet printer – Most people who have serious problems from the start use an inkjet printer. Yes, you can use one to transfer photos, but there are still a few steps to make it work. These steps also introduce more points of failure. Instead of using an inkjet printer, use an image with dry toner. You can do this by printing it on a laser printer or making a color copy.
  2. Use plain paper – You don’t need any special paper to do photo transfer. In fact, if you are using photo paper, it will be much more difficult to remove. Also, unless it was created with a dry toner printer/copier, don’t use it either. This means no cutout paper, real photos, or magazines. The process is for plain paper !!
  3. Invert your image – This is one step a lot of beginners don’t know or even think about. This is especially true if you have writing in your image. If you don’t reverse, it will be the mirror image. I do this with every photo I upload.
  4. Don’t touch the design for 24 hours – This is very important. Do not touch or attempt to remove the paper until 24 hours later. I usually leave mine on for 25 hours before I start removing the card.
  5. Set the damp paper aside for 2 minutes – I know you want to dig up and get the newspaper out right after 24 hours. Thoroughly moisten the paper with a sponge until the paper becomes translucent. Then set aside for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, you can use a sponge to start removing the paper. I prefer to use my finger. I think it gives you a lot more control. All you have to do is touch the surface and the paper will start moving away from the image.
  6. Do not remove all of the paper at once – It’s a slow process. Don’t try to remove all the paper on the first time. It’s a multi-step process. I start slow and remove the paper, and when you remove the majority of the paper, it will look like it’s all gone. It’s not! Go away and let it dry. The image will become cloudy again. Wet your finger and repeat the process. Keep doing this until you are happy with the results. I say do this a few times because if the transfer media gets too wet, it won’t stick to the image transfer. You can view parts of the image in the center or around the edges. While this can be an interesting look for some projects, you may not want it in your design.
  7. Seal the image! – Personally, I prefer to glue the paintings onto the surface afterwards. If the piece isn’t going to handle a lot, you can leave it. However, I always like to give extra protection. I prefer acrylic spray paint over the Mod Podge on top.

Spero che questi suggerimenti aiutino te e i tuoi progetti di trasferimento di foto. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me. I’m always glad to help!

Published in Last Updated: May 15, 2021 Categories Mod Podge Crafts, Mod Podge Photo Transfer

Find out how to transfer photos to wood in three simple steps! All you need for this wood photo transfer is your favorite image and media. It’s easy! Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to see the videoshowing exactly what to do.

Skills reherered: Advanced beginner.Getting your photos onto wood rehereres some knowledge of media usage and some practice.

NOTE: This tutorial uses laserjet image and Mod Podge image transfer media. If you’d like to do a transfer with an inkjet image and regular Mod Podge, go here.

How to mod podge photos

Hi, it’s David from Cheltenham Road with a hereck tutorial on my favorite thing to do: a photo transfer to wood with Support for Mod Podge photo transfer. This medium is easy to use and produces great results. In fact, I’ll show you how to transfer photos to wood in three simple steps!

Each wood painting is an extra step if you choose to do so. . . The photo transfer itself is as simple as possible and creates a great decor on its own. (Get more craft ideas with Mod Podge Photo Transfer Stand!)

Transfer the photo to the wood

If you’re wondering how to transfer photos to wood, it’s a relatively simple process. You’ll print a photo out on a dry ink printer (like laserjet or an HP). You’ll paint a medium on the front of the photo, and then smooth it onto an unfinished or painted surface.

The image will need to dry on the surface overnight, so you will moisten the surface and dry the paper, leaving the image with dry ink and media. This particular medium will give your image a white background (as opposed to a transparent one).

Selection of photos

If you follow my blog you know I’m all about vintage graphics, so I thought I’d use one of my favorite images and just do a simple transfer to a piece of everyday plywood. Black and white photos look great with this technique since there’s a rustic vibe, however, you can use color photos as well.

When printing photos, make sure that 1) they fit the surface you are moving on and 2) that all words are reversed. When brought to the surface, the words will go right.

Transfer the photos to other surfaces

The exciting thing about this project? You can use the same method to transfer photos to fabric or canvas. I’m showing you how to do it on wood, but don’t limit yourself. Oh, and if you want to learn how to transfer photos to glass, that’s an entirely different method you’ll see here.

Find out how to easily transfer photos to wood below!

DIY photo transfer to wood

How to mod podge photos

Here is what I used for this wooden Mod Podge transfer:

  • 1/4 ″ plywood, cut to 13 x 8
  • Support for Mod Podge photo transfer
  • Matt podge mod
  • Milky folk painting: Plymouth Rock
  • Foam brush
  • A damp rag
  • Image printed on plain paper using a laser printer or copier
  • A sharp craft knife
  • Brayer (useful but not absolutely necessary)
  • Handcrafted silicone mat (useful but not absolutely necessary)

I started with a hereck application of the milk paint to the edges of the plywood. It dries very hereckly, so I was working on my paint while it was drying (painting is optional).

Since the photo contains text, I flipped the image upside down before printing it on plain paper using a laser printer. Laser prints work just as well as dry toner (such as HP ink). You may need to do some research or experiment to see if your printer has dry ink.

How to mod podge photos

In the first step, I squeezed a good amount of transfer medium onto the image. . .

TIP: I put everything on my Mod Podge silicone mat which is great for this – you can use greaseproof paper if you like, but be sure to protect your work surface.

How to mod podge photos

. . . . and using my foam brush, spread it out until the image is mostly darkened.

How to mod podge photos

In the second step, I put the image (image side facing down) on the plywood and smoothed out any air bubbles with my fingers and braying (braying is great but if you don’t have one use a rolling pin, a glass bottle, etc.).

Make sure you have a damp cloth nearby to wipe off any extra moist transfer medium (as seen on the bottom edge of the plywood in the photo) as it dries a little when it dries and is difficult to get rid of.

And now the hardest part: patience. I set everything aside for 24 hours to dry.

How to mod podge photos

After drying it with a damp cloth, I gently rubbed the paper to reveal the photo (this is the third step!).

How to mod podge photos

After I removed the top layer, I let it dry a bit and then did it again to capture any missed spots or scraps of paper. It’s better to rub gently and repeat the wetting process than to rub too hard and rub the image away.

How to mod podge photos

I wanted to feel very vintage / beat so I went in with my grinder and sanded the edges of the artwork to expose the plywood and when I was happy with the look I sealed it all off with two coats of Mod Podge Matte.

Now you know how to transfer photos to wood! Easy, sorta hereck (if you don’t count the passive drying time) and inexpensive wall art!

How to mod podge photos

TIP: I’ve worked with Support for Mod Podge photo transfer a lot, but if you’re new to it, do a little tester piece before tackling a big project. Also check out the extremely helpful list of tips Amy has prepared for working with Transfer Medium here.

Are you ready to watch the video of photo transfer to wood? Just click PLAY video in this post. In this example, you’ll learn how to transfer an Instagram picture to a wood block. Have fun!

How to mod podge photos

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Laser printed photos can become heirlooms if you emboss them on wood with Mod Podge decoupage glue and a gel holder. The method actually makes the photo part of the wood, allowing you to tear off the paper backing after the Mod Podge has dried. If you’d rather simply coat the image onto wood rather than transfer the image onto the wood, you don’t need a gel holder.

Moving on to wood

Print digital photos with a laser printer on plain white printer paper. If you are using a non-digital photograph, scan and print it. Il trasferimento di foto crea un’immagine speculare, herendi capovolgi la foto nel tuo software di imaging prima di stampare se non desideri un’immagine speculare.

Paint the surface of a rough wood block with a thick layer of gel polish using a sponge brush.

Press the photo face down against the wood for the transfer method. Smooth the photo from the center out with your fingertips.

Polish the photo to remove air bubbles and wrinkles. If you don’t have a polishing roller, clean the photo with the small circles from the center out with the back of the metal spoon.

Let the wood block dry overnight.

Moisten the dry paper with plenty of water on the sponge.

Wipe the wet paper with your fingertips to reveal the photo. Gently wipe any residue with the sponge.

Let the block dry.

Paint a thick layer of Mod Podge onto the surface photo with a clean foam brush. Let the Mod Podge dry, paint another coat and let this coat dry.

Regular decoupage

Paint the surface of the raw wood block with a thick coat of Mod Podge using a sponge brush.

Place the photo right side up on the wood. Smooth the photo from the center out with your fingertips.

Polish the photo to remove air bubbles and wrinkles. She lets it dry.

Cover with two more coats of Mod Podge, allowing each coat to dry before overcoating the next.

Since I started making my podge mod a few years ago, one of my favorite ways to use it has been to make homemade ceramic tile coasters. Seriously, I’m looking for excuses to make more DIY coasters. I have them for different seasons and holidays and make them for gifts and have them scattered here and there all around the house.

This time around, however, I decided to try something a little different for my next batch of stands. Instead of using scrapbooking paper, I wanted to make photo blocks. Will it work?

How to mod podge photos

Now, as I like my designs to be frugal, I wanted to see how it worked using the photos I had printed at home using my computer’s printer and wanted to use my podge home mod. If it didn’t work using those two criteria, then it would be back to scrapbook paper as usual.

You can find the recipe for my homemade mod podge here:How to make your own Podge mod

You can read my original post on making coasters here:How to make your own tiled coasters?

Using photos on do-it-yourself tile holders

For all of my coasters, I used black and white photos printed on 4 × 6 photo paper, which I then cut to size to fit 4-inch square ceramic tiles.

And here’s what I discovered.

A coat of homemade mod podge under the photo, and then over the photo, changed the black and white tones slightly into more of a sepia toned photo (there seemed to be some new pinkish understones to the photo).

Was that a problem? Actually no! I liked the slightly more muted tones and my husband agreed, saying they looked a bit “artistic”. And honestly, for someone who hadn’t seen the photos before they hit the coasters, he probably wouldn’t even have sensed that small change in black and white quality.

However, if you want to stay more faithful to the shades of black and white, you can try not to apply the top coat of mod podge and instead just spray a few coats of sealant. Nella foto di confronto here sotto, puoi vedere la differenza tra le due finiture.

How to mod podge photos

Incidentally, this is one of my favorite photos of my grandson after he caught his first fish a few years ago. Later, when I asked him, he said, “Yeah, I have a big old bass.” What a sweet potato 🙂

So yeah, I found this project a hit with my podge house mod and just gave myself a reason to make loads of new stands (like I need a reason – haha). As cute new photos come along, I’ll be ready to turn them into coasters!

How to make homemade photo supports

Here are the steps to make these DIY tile holders with photos. As you’ll see, none of these steps is hard or complicated, but you need the patience to let things dry in between coats. (Printable instructions are also at the end of this post).

# 1 – Brush a layer of homemade mod podge onto the ceramic tile
# 2 – Lie down on the photo applying light pressure to make it stick
# 3 – Let it dry for several hours, even overnight
# 4 – Brush a light layer of your homemade podge mod over the photo
# 5 – Let it dry for several hours, even overnight
# 6 – Spray a coat of acrylic sealant
# 7 – Let it dry for a few hours
# 8 – Stick a piece of adhesive felt to the bottom of the holder

(Nota: non l’ho ancora provato con le foto a colori, herendi non so come possa andare questo processo. Né l’ho provato con un mod podge acherestato in negozio per conoscere questi risultati).

Also, if your ceramic tiles have brown sides and / or have a barcode printed on one of the sides, you can paint them with white paint.

Once again, I was delighted to be able to make my own coasters with my frugal homemade mod podge. I love the fact that, thanks to my cheap alternative, I can make so many of my smart designs. Don’t be afraid to give it a try – I think you’ll find it works very well and it’s a great money saver too. Some models you can try are:

I hope you will enjoy sifting through your family photos and also finding ones that are unique to you in this project.

How to mod podge photos

I know I’m already enjoying looking at those happy smiling faces on my new coasters. Hopefully I’ll actually be willing to set my cup of tea on them!

How to mod podge photos

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Turn cheap glass plates into placemats or necklace charms with a decoupage stand. Decoupage is a wallpaper-like craft that uses paper images to cover the surface of an object. Per le tessere di vetro, riacheresterai effettivamente l’immagine a faccia in giù sul retro del vetro per essere visibile quando la tessera viene capovolta. Although the decoupage holder resembles glue, its white color fades as it dries, allowing the image to be seen through the glass.

Put some wax paper on the area you want to work on. The decoupage holder will peel off the greaseproof paper if it gets stuck.

Make a laser print of the photo you want to use. The photo should have 1/4 to 1/2 inch overlap when you put glass on it.

Place the photo face up on the wax paper. Place the glass plate face down.

Using a foam brush, spread a thick layer of decoupage on the back of the glass plate.

Lay the glass plate with glue on top of the photo, centering it on the image like a frame. The tab should protrude all around.

Invert the plate and polish or wipe the back of the image to smooth out any air bubbles. Start from the center and use your finger or the back of the bowl of a metal spoon to help the entire photo adhere.

Allow the tile to dry, which could take up to an hour depending on the weather, although it usually takes less time. You will know it is dry when the image is clearly visible through the tile, with no visible white paste.

Cut the tab by sliding a craft knife blade to each side of the plate.

Turn the plate over and paint two or three more coats of decoupage agent on the back of the photo to seal them.

Published in Last update: March 18, 2021 Categories New, Photography

Photos printed on canvases are everywhere these days, with businesses specializing in different kinds of canvases, finishes, and stains. The price of such a print, however, can be prohibitive, especially if you want to transfer a lot of photos.

Here are 3 easy ways to make a canvas photo yourself with Mod Podge. Whether you need a simple transfer, a more artistic print or a more elaborate wooden version, it’s all at your fingertips.

Have you ever tried Mod Podging on Canvas?

How to mod podge photos

Plain Canvas (via How to Nest for Less) It’s as simple as it sounds. Just print out your photo, Modge Podge to the canvas and you’re done! Well done, illustrated step by step in this tutorial, it makes it look really simple (and doable).

How to mod podge photos

Canvas with Mod Podge Photo Transfer App (via Live the Fancy Life). To majsterkowanie wykorzystuje Support for Mod Podge photo transfer, aby umieścić obraz na płótnie. The backing needs to stay on the paper for a while, but the effect – a beautiful artistic finish – is worth it.

How to mod podge photos

Mod Podge on Wood Canvas (via Love of Family and Home) Transferring black & white photos onto pieces of wood with black-painted edges produces a classic and polished look that’s timeless.

How to mod podge photos

Mount your most treasured memories on wooden blocks and create a wonderful photo gallery. All of these block-mounted photos use the hugely popular Mod Podge creation aid.

You can show your photos in many attractive ways and you will be surrounded by your favorite places and people.

How to transfer photos to wooden video?

Be sure to check out the 5 Minute Crafts video above. This will show you how to quickly and easily create vintage looks and you’ll love the effects!

Click Play Above to see the video now ^

How to mod podge photos

by Soho Sonnet

DIY wooden picture blocks

by Soho Sonnet

Abbiamo trovato questi bellissimi esempi di Photo Wood Blocks sul sito web di "Soho Sonnet" e non sono fantastici?

Remember, you can paint your wood any color to match your decor and don’t forget a ribbon and a bow. Sonnet has a great tutorial on its website that shows you step by step.

How to mod podge photos

by Crystal Hethcote

How to transfer photos to wood?

by Crystal Hethcote Youtube

You can also upload photos directly to the wood as shown in the photos above. If you want this look, you will need to put your photo upside down on a block of wood. Then close it, remove the bubbles and let it dry overnight.

Then moisten the surface and scrub the paper. Il creatore by Crystal Hethcote ha un eccellente video tutorial che ha avuto oltre 20 milioni di visualizzazioni. Make sure you see.

How to mod podge photos

from a parental point of view

Photos on slices of wood

from a parental point of view

Did you also know that you can transfer photos onto slices of wood? Analisa from Parental Perspective got us excited with her project and you won’t be able to make it yourself.

If you don’t have any wood slices laying around, we found some on Amazon here. He’s put together an easy-to-follow tutorial and please, if you create a project, we’d love to see the results.

How to mod podge photos

through My Stories

Photo blocks

through My Stories

Here’s another way to display your photos, you will love to try these family photo blocks. They would work well for centerpieces on tables or could be placed on top of a dresser. You can write names and words.

In this project you will be using Mod Podge again. Assicurati di acherestare una quantità decente. It will be useful for all the projects we have covered in this post.

How to mod podge photos

Do you prefer to buy?

by Whimsy Bits

Su Etsy, se preferisci acherestare e creare effetti sorprendenti come quelli sopra, ti consigliamo vivamente di dare un’occhiata alla fantastica offerta by Whimsy Bits. They also make great gifts.

How to mod podge photos


by the palette designer

During our travels, we came across this great Western Pallet project from Designer Pallets. It was a completed project for clients.

How to mod podge photos

by the palette designer

Here’s another gorgeous version of a Photo Pallet by the same Company. This surely inspires you to continue.