Monday 26 September 2016

Photos on Wood

I was playing around with an idea of putting photos onto wood.

I wasn't sure that it would work for me but I knew I wanted to try it. The first couple of tries were a disaster and the image peeled away. I first tried with good old PVA although it seemed to have worked the glue just went milky and when peeling off the backing of the photo, I lost too much of the image to save.

I next tried with decopatch, this worked a little better but again I was losing too much of the image.

My final try was with a product made by Trichem called Voila, I've had this product for 10+ years and it worked beautifully.

I had to prepare the photo and created a sketch from the photo before printing onto a Matt photograph paper. Once I had brushed the Voila over the chopping board I layed on the image and let it completely dry into the Voila. That's when the fun starts, you have to soak the back of the photo and gently roll away the backing and this leaves the image in place on the wood.

I then let it dry and started to use distress inks around the edges and wrapped string and added flower and then give it a spray with a Matt varnish.

Of course once the above photo of my Daughter on her wedding day was done I needed to go on to my favourite subject of my Grandson with his Grandad.



Debbie said...

Wow you have been busy. Glad it worked in the end. Beautiful way to have a keepsake of such a beautiful and special occasion. Hugs xx.

mim said...

Oh Jak they are stunning xx

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW Jak it looks amazing. What a wonderful job, you´ve done on this, and soo glad, you got it to wprk soo perfectly, and the endresult is really awesome and look so great.

Stamps and Paper said...

Jak this is so different and beautiful projects I'm pleased you didn't give up as the end result is amamzing... your phototgraph are lovely


christi said...

spiffy looking dudes. they clean up so nice. gorgeous work on the wood. your daughter looks beautiful.

XxJULESxX said...

well done Jak! looks lovely