They all had gardening themed sayings on them. Not sure if the words would sand off or not, I only brought one home with me.
As it turns out, the black words did sand off quite nicely when I went at it with my sanding block. Actually, it had more paint on it than I thought it did, since some color came off too. But it didn't look bad, and now I knew what I wanted to do with it.
I have a photo of my newly adopted dog, Oscar, and it has a distressed look to it, so I thougt I'd finally do something I've been wanted to do. I wanted to try an image transfer on this block of wood.
I only have an inkjet printer though, so I was worried that it might not turn out right, since all image transfers call for laser printed images.
|I had some Mod Podge Photo Transfer on hand,|
though there are other mediums that can be used for image transfers.
I printed out my image, smothered my wooden base with the transfer medium, then lay my image face down on top of it. Using a gift card I scraped the paper down flast, rubbing any air bubbles out of it.
The came the hardest part of the whole process. I set it aside to dry. They say it has to dry for 24 hours! So, for a whole day I don't know if the image is going to turn out or not!
The next morning after I let the transfer sit under a damp rag for several minutes, I started rubbing off the paper. I IMMEDIATELY knew I wasn't going to have a perfect transfer.
Now, around the edges there are still thick globs of dry transfer medium that are still solid white. I'm wondering if using a different method of transfer would come up with a cleaner image?
If they have any more of the wooden wall art, I may give it another try with a different medium.
Meanwhile I've finished #1 of my #100thingschallenge.