Getting ready to peel the photo I glued onto wood. I followed the instructions of the last video. This was fairly inexpensive. The priciest part of this was the gel medium- $12 for matte gel (sorry for the blurred part of the pic). I bought the Modge Podge in gloss to give a nice sheen to the wood craft when I’m done. That was about $8. The sponge brush was two for $4 and the brayer roller is something I borrowed from my mom. I won’t spoil the surprise for the picture. I made another one that’s bigger, but I don’t have time to take a pic and post it yet.
This is something I’m going to be exploring with my photos soon. Printing on wood has some interesting challenges- it changes the color relationship due to the fact wood isn’t white (unless it’s Holly). There is texture in the grain itself which can lead to problems not seen on uniformly smooth paper. The grain also shows through, giving an old, faux-vintage or faux-antique look to it. If you distress it, it can look quite authentic, though printing on wood was never historical or traditional.
One of the few abstract photos I’ve really enjoyed. It retains a sense of mystery, even for me, as sometimes I forget where I took it. See if you can figure out what this is. I’ll send a free print to the first person who guesses.