DIY Photo Transfer

Winter is almost here and for a lot of us that means avoiding the great outdoors whenever possible.  (Sure, they’re great, but they get so chilly at this time of year.) Fortunately for you homebodies, there are plenty of great indoor activities to keep you busy even when it’s cold outside. There’s eating. Snacking. Watching Netflix Instant. More snacking. But today, we’re going to talk about something a little more hands-on. It’s time for a Plywerk DIY!

With just a few basic materials, you can create your very own DIY wood photo transfer.  If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you can check out this gel wood transfer tutorial.

Gel transfer by Ryan Steely

A photo transfer is an excellent method for getting your favorite picture on a beautiful piece of wood. Depending on your desired outcome, you can manipulate the process in a variety of ways. You can opt to get a smooth, clean finish, or you can take extra steps to distress and texture the finished product.

As you can see, a gel photo transfer is a great project for photographers or just plain ol’ crafty people. All you really need is a laser-printed photo, a piece of wood, a gel medium, and a few basic tools. It’s a cool and economical way to create a unique and inspired piece of art.  Give it as a gift. Keep it for yourself. Invite some friends over for a Transfer Night and go nuts!

And best of all, our customers have found that Plywerk’s blank bamboo panels are the perfect canvas for a photo transfer. So whether you’re an artist looking for a new way to display your work or you’re just a cool person with a photo to share, you should probably invest in a Plywerk panel. Do something! Make something! Don’t spend another winter hibernating.


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