To give a treasured photo a more permanent place than even a frame, transfer it onto another surface! This easy technique works on both wood and canvas. Make a series of family portraits for your living room or commemorate a beloved pet. Or why not give one as a gift to a friend? They'll be so touched by your thoughtful keepsake.
Brush a thin, even layer of gel medium over the front side of your photo, making sure it covers the whole surface.
Gently place the photo facedown on the wood. Smooth out any air bubbles with a brayer. If you don't have a brayer, the back of a spoon works just as well. Now for the waiting: Allow the gel to dry overnight, or at least 8 hours.
It's time to soak the transfer. Press a wet rag against the back of your photo, making sure the entire image is soaked.
Carefully rub off the paper fibers with your hands. Be sure not to dig too deeply, or you might scratch the image.
Once your masterpiece has fully dried, protect it with a layer of sealer.