DIY: Wooden Switch Artwork | Centsational Fashion

At the moment’s challenge is one other manner of displaying artwork round your private home, this time it’s a picture switch onto wooden! I’ve been wanting to do that challenge for a very long time and at last bought round to attempting it out and I used to be delighted and shocked how effectively it labored.

This technique is a good various to framed prints or artwork on canvas. I selected trip pictures which is a wonderful possibility as a result of this can be a approach to show your favourite recollections out of your earlier journeys, these additionally make nice items for mates or household to commemorate your enjoyable instances collectively. You would additionally do that similar challenge with portraits of individuals or pets.


I used three digital downloads from my artwork store, the surf & SUP set and my kauai palm print. You need to use any digital picture for this challenge within the 11×14” dimension (or 8×10” should you use smaller wooden panels).



To recreate this challenge, right here’s what you’ll want: unfinished 11×14” wood art panels; reversed pictures printed with laser printer (see particulars beneath); acrylic gel medium; smoothing device (present or bank card works); small paintbrush; washcloth.

First, horizontal reverse your 11×14″ digital .jpg picture, you are able to do this with any variety of picture companies, Canva, Photoshop, even your individual cellphone. Do that since you need your picture to look on the wooden in its authentic format.

Subsequent, add your 11×14″ reversed digital picture to a printing service. You’ll need to use a laser printed picture so I used a neighborhood service to have entry to the ledger dimension and heavier weight paper. I used the web add printing service at my native Fed Ex and printed every picture in 11×17 ledger dimension on 32 lb. laser paper, every colour copy prices $1.24 in my state. I picked them up an hour later at my native department.



When you’ve bought your laser printed 11×17″ picture, trim the printed picture right down to 11×14”. Now you’re able to layer it on high of the wooden.

Coat all the 11×14″ wooden panel with even layer of acrylic gel medium, not too thick, not too skinny.


Layer the 11×14” picture flat on high of the gel medium with the ink aspect touching the gel medium. Use a present card or bank card to easy out any bubbles an make sure the picture is flat on the wooden panel.

Now….. wait a full 24 hours. You must enable the surfaces to bind and develop into totally dry. 🙂

After the gel medium is dry, take a soaked washcloth and moist all the paper. Subsequent, with light strain, start to rub away the paper. You’ll discover loads of paper pulp will come off in sections and it’ll reveal your printed picture.

This half appears like magic, yay!

After eradicating the paper pulp, enable it to totally dry. You’ll discover there may be nonetheless a little bit of paper residue in your picture making it cloudy. Proceed to gently wipe away the paper pulp residue, every time you do it should get clearer. I needed to do it 6-8 instances however it’s fast wiping course of this time, simply hold at it.

You would coat the floor in a transparent gloss to present the picture extra distinction or sheen. I stored mine uncooked, I needed it to have extra of a matte aged high quality.

The good factor about this type of artwork show is the picture is on a thick wooden panel so you may prop it up anyplace on a shelf, no want to border it! Or you possibly can connect mounting {hardware} to the again to hold them on the wall.

I tucked the surfboard picture onto a shelf in my teenage son’s room because it’s from a household journey to Oahu ten years in the past.

This challenge is a novel approach to give somebody the present of an ideal reminiscence. 🙂


Have enjoyable making your individual!