The craft this month from our library was to transfer a photo onto a piece of wood to make a coaster. Thanks Diane.
Previously I’ve transferred photos onto a block of wood and a cloth bag. On another rainy day in June I worked on this craft.
The project came with a small square of wood but I chose to use some tiles I already had.
Print your photo and cut to size. Put a layer of modge podge on the front side of the photo and press it image down onto the coaster. I used dishwasher modge podge in the event the coaster got wet.
The first time I used photo paper to print on, but it took longer to get the backing off, as first I had to remove the protective layer. Once that layer was off, I needed to dampen the back of the paper. The next time I used printer paper and the backing came off much easier.
This is the photo face down on the coaster. If you look carefully you can see the dog face already showing through a bit.
The instructions called for a brayer to press and roll the image onto the tile to be sure all the air bubbles are removed. I used a round bottle of paint as I don’t have a brayer and it works just as well. Roll several times in all directions to be sure the image is flat on the tile.
Be sure to let each step of the instructions to dry thoroughly before moving on, especially the layer with modge podge on the flipped image.
After trying the photo paper and the printer paper, I prefer the photo paper as it gives a sharper image, even though it is more work removing the backing.
Our daughter is always sending us photos when she takes the dog for a walk. She loves to embellish the photos with different apps she has. Some of these photos were made into a set of coasters for her.