In this video tutorial you will learn how to transfer images onto wood using a gel transfer technique. This technique is a great way to incorporate photos and found images into your collage and decoupage projects. In the video I have chosen to use colored laser prints transfered to wood. Wood is preferable because of its rigidity, but a heavy paper would also yield similar results. Continue reading for full step-by-step instructions and to see the finished piece.
Step1: Gather your tools and materials. Small bowl of water, brush, acrylic gel medium (found in the acrylic paint section of most craft stores), wood or heavy paper, images for transfer
Step2: Coat the prepared wood or paper with a layer of gel medium and allow to fully dry.
Step 3: Apply another coat of medium onto the wood. Soak your image and place face down onto the wet medium. Allow to dry completely
Step 4: Apply water to the image attached to the wood. Slowly dissolve the paper by rubbing gently until the all the paper is gone, leaving the image transfered to the wood.
Step 5: Repeat this process to achieve layering effects.