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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pictures to Wood Tag/Plaque Tutorial

Mod Podge Pic on Wood Tag

Mod Podge Pictures to Wood Tags/Plaques


Mod Podge
Printed Pictures
Wood Tags or Wood Plaques

*Optional Hair Spray


1.  Print the pictures you want to transfer from your computer to your printer (or copy them to a memory card and take them to a local retailer to be printed).


Pictures printed on paper specifically designed for photos works the best (Kodac Picture paper un-glossed works great). If you print on plain white copy paper the Mod Podge will tend to smear the colors when applied.

However; If you're printing photos on white copy paper with an ink-jet printer, allow them to dry completely (at least 8 hours) and then spray your photos lightly with hairspray, after which you must again wait for them to dry completely; this will prevent smudging when using Mod Podge.

2. Cut the picture to fit the wood tag (or wood plaque)

3. Coat the wood tag (or plaque)  with Mod Podge glue.
* Also apply a very thin coat of Mod Podge to the back side of your picture

4. Place the picture on the wood.
* You'll have to work quickly as Mod Podge tends to begin drying pretty fast

5. Cover the entire surface with another coat of Mod Podge glue, painting right over the top of the pictures. Allow the glue to dry over night.

6. Check the corners of the pictures. If they're not securely adhered to the wood plaque, apply another coat of Mod Podge glue.


If at any time you begin to notice that there are air bubbles coming up under your pictures; simply take an old credit card (or similar hard plastic object) and push from center of picture out towards the edges until you have a flat photo mounted on your wood. Bear down gently as you press the bubbles out. You don't want to tear your picture.

That's it. Pretty crafty; huh?

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