September 29, 2023


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DIY: Wooden Switch Artwork | Centsational Fashion

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At this time’s venture is one other approach of displaying artwork round your private home, this time it’s a picture switch onto wooden! I’ve been wanting to do that venture for a very long time and at last obtained round to making an attempt it out and I used to be delighted and stunned how nicely it labored.

This methodology is a good different to framed prints or artwork on canvas. I selected trip photographs which is a superb possibility as a result of it is a method to show your favourite recollections out of your earlier journeys, these additionally make nice items for mates or household to commemorate your enjoyable instances collectively. You can additionally do that identical venture with portraits of individuals or pets.


I used three digital downloads from my artwork store, the surf & SUP set and my kauai palm print. You should use any digital picture for this venture within the 11×14” dimension (or 8×10” in the event you use smaller wooden panels).



To recreate this venture, right here’s what you’ll want: unfinished 11×14” wood art panels; reversed photographs printed with laser printer (see particulars beneath); acrylic gel medium; smoothing device (reward or bank card works); small paintbrush; washcloth.

First, horizontal reverse your 11×14″ digital .jpg picture, you are able to do this with any variety of photograph providers, Canva, Photoshop, even your personal telephone. Do that since you need your picture to look on the wooden in its unique format.

Subsequent, add your 11×14″ reversed digital picture to a printing service. You’ll need to use a laser printed picture so I used an area service to have entry to the ledger dimension and heavier weight paper. I used the web add printing service at my native Fed Ex and printed every picture in 11×17 ledger dimension on 32 lb. laser paper, every shade copy prices $1.24 in my state. I picked them up an hour later at my native department.



When you’ve obtained your laser printed 11×17″ picture, trim the printed picture right down to 11×14”. Now you’re able to layer it on high of the wooden.

Coat the complete 11×14″ wooden panel with even layer of acrylic gel medium, not too thick, not too skinny.


Layer the 11×14” picture flat on high of the gel medium with the ink facet touching the gel medium. Use a present card or bank card to easy out any bubbles an make sure the picture is flat on the wooden panel.

Now….. wait a full 24 hours. It’s a must to permit the surfaces to bind and grow to be totally dry. 🙂

After the gel medium is dry, take a soaked washcloth and moist the complete paper. Subsequent, with mild stress, start to rub away the paper. You’ll discover loads of paper pulp will come off in sections and it’ll reveal your printed picture.

This half looks like magic, yay!

After eradicating the paper pulp, permit it to completely dry. You’ll discover there’s nonetheless a little bit of paper residue in your picture making it cloudy. Proceed to gently wipe away the paper pulp residue, every time you do it’ll get clearer. I needed to do it 6-8 instances however it’s fast wiping course of this time, simply preserve at it.

You can coat the floor in a transparent gloss to provide the picture extra distinction or sheen. I saved mine uncooked, I needed it to have extra of a matte aged high quality.

The great factor about this type of artwork show is the picture is on a thick wooden panel so you possibly can prop it up anyplace on a shelf, no want to border it! Or you possibly can connect mounting {hardware} to the again to hold them on the wall.

I tucked the surfboard picture onto a shelf in my teenage son’s room because it’s from a household journey to Oahu ten years in the past.

This venture is a singular method to give somebody the reward of an amazing reminiscence. 🙂


Have enjoyable making your personal!

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