Broken board print

I remember reading up on transferring photos to wood in posts such as this.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have this done with the broken boards from testing?  Transfer the photo of the break onto the broken board.  Once done, then secure the gap in the break and hang the board.  Hum.  I think I will give it a try.  We certainly have enough broken boards lying around the house.  Unfortunately, I don’t think any of us knows which board belongs to whom.

After thinking about it yesterday, I stopped by Hobby Lobby and bought some Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium and tried it.  Put down an even layer of the medium and carefully laid a reverse print from the laser printer right on top of the image.  Unfortunately, I’m still trying to get into the habit of taking pictures of the things that I do, so there’s no photo of the process.  After waiting overnight (I was being good), I was able to get much of the paper off by rubbing with wet fingers and yes, had to practice patience between rubbings which was not always successful.

I have not secured the gap  but I figure couple metal strips and liquid nail should work.  Nor have I put a hanger in the back.  But looking at this sample, I think next time I’ll leave the bottom blank and probably add some words on the bottom or maybe an engraved metal tag commemorating the event.

I think this will work fine.  Will definitely explore more in the future.

Crafting makes me happy…

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