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Weddings are wonderful! Planning weddings can be fun and they can be stressful. All those details are so important to make a wedding day perfect. Why not make the perfect wedding invitation something that people will talk about and remember? A custom wood wedding invitation is just the key.
This adorable couple had the right idea of creating a custom print that will set the tone for their special day. Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? You can print any invitations on 3/4" birch wood and add a keyhole or stand slot at no extra charge.
You can choose to go with photo mounting or bright white finish. Either way you choose your invitations will look amazing!
Plywerk is about being fun, creative, original and most of all memorable. What kind of memories are you going to make today?
If you know anything about Plywerk, you would know that we offer custom wood prints in birch or bamboo. But did you know that we also sell blank birch and bamboo wood panels? You might be confused. Why would anyone want a blank wood panel right? Wrong! You would be surprised at all the things you could do with a beautiful wood panel. I’ll share with you three different things you could do to start you off!
1. Create Your Own Art Piece
I’m sure many of you are amazing artists! Painting on canvases is nice, but hanging a canvas can get tricky. Our blank panels come with one or two keyhole slots (up to you) on the back to make hanging a breeze. They also could be portrait or landscape orientation (also up to you). It’s an extremely simple way to create your own art piece. All you have to do is paint your piece! It will make for great home decor or a meaningful gift for someone.
2. DIY Photo Transfer
If you are often on Pinterest you definitely know about DIY photo transfers! It’s been a huge trend to take a photo and transfer it onto wood yourself. It’s a lot of fun and a great project to do with family. Our wood panels are a great option for this project because our wood panels are made with sustainably sourced bamboo and birch and they go through several rounds of hand-sanding provide a glass-like finish. They are also all handcrafted in our California workshop with 100% solar power. And don’t forget about the keyhole slots that will make hanging up your project a total breeze! If you haven’t heard about DIY photo transfers, check out some tutorials on Pinterest!
3. Quote Inspiration
Everyone has a certain quote that is near and dear to them. It could be a quote from a famous philosopher or even just a quote from your mom. Take your favorite quote and display it to the world! With one of our wood panels, you have so many options on how to display your quote. You can photo transfer, paint on your quote, etc!
And there you go! But the things you could do with our blank wood panels definitely don't stop with those three options, the options are endless. Don’t forget that we offer a huge variety of sizes so you can find the perfect size for your project. What would you do with a blank wood panel?
When PLYWERK went through some new changes, we made sure to keep every process as original as possible. Which is why we're more hands on than ever! PLYWERK stands by it's commitment to making all of it's products 100% by hand!
All the cutting of the wood, the sanding of the edges, the mounting of the photos, and the building of the products. Everything! All with our own two hands! We've suffered many a splinter just to make sure you get the best possible custom wood print possible!
But what about your frame moulding, huh? Isn't that like... imported, man? Yes, yet is is. All the way from Italy where it takes longer than usual to build things by hand, since everyone uses them to make gestures when they talk. ("This-a meat-a-ball! It's-a too a-spicy!")
So let us give you a hand with decorating. Specializing beautiful hand made wooden keepsakes, frames, and photo prints, our production process at PLYWERK lets us get a leg up on the competition. ;)
PLYWERK prints feature a standard edge, which is your typical 90 degree right angle, which looks great when paired with photographs. Sometimes though, you might have a something a little more special than a typical photograph you'd like us to print or mount to a handmade wooden PLYWERK panel. Something that needs a little.... added emphasis. That's when PLYWERK busts out our secret weapon against monotony with a Beveled Edge.
For the uninitiated, a Beveled edge is when we fashion a 45 degree angle running along all four sides of any 11 x 17 or smaller PLYWERK custom wood print. A wood print with a beveled edge adds and extra level of dimension, which makes it feel like your photo is popping-out at you.
Mounted materials work amazingly well with this unique finish. Diplomas, Certificates, and Wedding Invitations look beautiful when mounted onto a blank wooden adhesive PLYWERK panel. That's not to say printed imagery doesn't look just as stunning, as beveled edge prints make for beautiful awards.
For more information, visit our Beveled Edge page and start building your own custom wood print!
One of the best parts of working here at PLYWERK is all the beautiful artwork and imagery we get to look at when making your custom wood prints. This week was no exception when we were graced with the photography of Rachel Beltzman.
Based out of Chicago, Il., Rachel's unique brand of photography specializes in her ability to convey the warmth and love surrounding some of the most important moments in a couples life. Ranging from maternity photos, newborn portraits, or children/family photography, Rachel's talent allows her to capture a moment in time for her clients to cherish for the rest of their lives.
Which is why we were incredibly honored to work with Rachel on latest photo series. We were able to apply just as much tenderness and care when crafting her custom wood prints as she does with her clients.
For more information on Rachel Beltzman, please visit rachelbphotostudio.com
After the Wedding has past, and all is said and done, the cake goes in the freezer, the dress goes into the closet, and all the leftover invitations go into a box. All of which are wonderful reminders of that momentous day, but usually only get discovered when rummaging for something long after the fact.
After much time has past, the cake will get old, and the dress won't fit, but what about the box full of leftover memories? What if there was a way to commemorate your commitment in a unique and beautiful way? Well now there's a way for you can decorate your home with memories! PLYWERK offers beautiful, handmade, blank adhesive wooden panels for just such an occasion / idea.
With PLYWERK blank adhesive panels, you can take one of your pristine wedding invitations and mount your memories to decorate your living space with a daily reminder of something special... your wedding! While the 5th anniversary gift theme is wood, a mounted wedding invitation makes a beautiful gift regardless of how long the two of you have been at each others side!
But what if you've got more than just an invitation? What if you have an entire collection of photos and handwritten notes well? With PLYWERK offering 20 different sizes to choose from, you're not limited to mount a single memory, but multiple beautiful a beautiful collage of your most cherished day!
If you're on the fence, or unsure how the mounting process works, feel free to check out our blog detailing simple step-by-step instructions and learn how to mount your memories like a pro!
In this tutorial, we will guide you through the necessary steps required to mount your own images/ media onto a blank adhesive panel. For this exercise, we recommend that you have the following items ready beforehand...
Throughout the entire photo handling process, we recommend you wear cotton gloves to avoid smudging your images / artwork during the mounting process.
1. Lay your blank PLYWERK adhesive panel on a flat surface.
2. Begin to peel the bottom of the cover sheet upwards, stopping around the half way point.
3. Fold a crease along the peeled edge of the cover sheet so that the already peeled portion rests ontop of the half still attached to the panel.
4. Slowly lay your image onto of the partially exposed adhesive panel.
Align / center the top of the picture with the top of the panel and slowly ease down the bottom portion of the image onto the exposed half of the adhesive panel. The less pressure you apply, the easier it is to adjust should you need to.
Make sure that the extra image space hangs equally off all 4 sides of the panel. This will ensure the image will look centered once finished.
5. Take your hands and smooth the bottom half of the image onto the exposed half of the adhesive panel, moving your hands in a middle-out motion while gently applying pressure. Do this a few times to make sure you've eliminated any creases / air bubbles.
6. Once the bottom half of the image is secured to the adhesive panel, gently lift the top half of the picture and peel the remainder of the cover sheet off entirely. Then gently rest the top half of your image back onto the adhesive panel.
7. Moving your hands in a middle-out motion while gently applying pressure, secure the top half of the image to the panel. Remember to do this a few times to make sure you've eliminated any creases / air bubbles.
8. Flip the adhesive panel over so that it's face down. Take your time evenly distributing pressure along the adhesive panel by pushing downward to ensure the image is completely secured to the panel.
9. Place a cutting mat underneath your mounted image, then use a cutting knife to remove the excess portion of your image, so that it's now flush with the edges of the adhesive panel.
Now you are ready to start mounting photos! To choose the best blank adhesive panel for you, feel free to visit our product page.