Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium - Making DIY Distressed Wood Photo Blocks - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Can you believe that I made this distressed wooden photo block using stuff from around the house and mod podge photo transfer medium? Using an old wooden box from one of JP’s toys (a play doh assortment from melissa and doug) and some black craft paint, I was able to create the perfect canvas to apply the Mod Podge photo transfer medium.

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium - Making DIY Distressed Wood Photo Blocks - http://www.behindthestudio.com

(Steps 1 through 4)

Once I had the sides painted black with the craft paint and mini daubers, I let it dry for a few minutes. In the meantime, I cut out my photo to the size that I needed so it would transfer to the wood block, and peeled off the old sticker so I had a fresh surface to work on.

(Steps 5 through 7)

I got the photo transfer medium ready, and applied a thick coating to the image I wanted to transfer. Be sure that it covers all your image – it will apply like thick white paint, but don’t worry, it will dry clear! Also – if you have any text on your image, be sure to reverse it because you want it to read correctly when you transfer it.

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium - Making DIY Distressed Wood Photo Blocks - http://www.behindthestudio.com

(Steps 8 through 10)

Once you have let the photo dry for at-least 24 hours, you must use a sponge and wet the surface of the paper to begin the photo transfer process. I used a kitchen sponge, because I used a very thick photo paper and it took a little extra care to remove all the paper. Also, I wanted a distressed look, so the harsh side of the sponge definitely helped achieve that effect.

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium - Making DIY Distressed Wood Photo Blocks - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Step 11

Once I had all the paper removed from the wood block and felt that my image had been transferred, it was time to seal it with some gloss. I used the Mod Podge gloss lustre and accompanying brush to apply it with.

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Jayna

Hi, I’m Jayna a newborn & baby photographer – (ldportraits.net), mom of 2 and a recipe critic. I live in the suburbs of north Dallas near Plano, Texas with my husband of 13 years, our kids and our hairless dog. I love being creative, drinking coffee, pinning on pinterest and whipping up new dessert recipes. Creator of digital backdrops for newborn photographers in the etsy shop bellabyte.etsy.com. Connect with me, I’d love to hear from you!

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Love the look. Great seeing all the different ways to use the photo transfer medium.

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This is so fun! LOVE this as a decoration – I did one too!!

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I am having trouble with rubbing off vital parts of my image and ending up with a 50% success rate…. Any words of wisdom?

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I would use a kitchen scrubber type sponge similar to the one I used. Be gentle – it could damage your image… Good luck!!

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I love this look! I think it be a neat gift for grandparents!

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