Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'gel medium'

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Gel Medium Photo Transfer Work #1: Damn you Gel Medium!

12-28-2013 02:10 AM by 7Footer | 5 comments »

For several months now I’ve been fooling around with transferring photos onto wood using gel medium, I started out with some old growth fir I had lying around the shop… Made several attempts and just couldn’t get anything I was real happy with, albeit I think part of it was just me being too anal about getting the picture to look perfect. I have several pics of the first few attempts I did with gel medium but not here at the moment, I got a new phone last month so the old ...

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Transferring Images to Wood #2: The Dirty Work & The Big Payoff!

06-21-2013 08:29 PM by KnotCurser | 16 comments »

Okay, you have waited overnight (at least) and are now ready to continue….... The image has now dried and all the medium has gone perfectly clear. If you noticed the change in scenery, we are now in my kitchen at the sink. Get the water running pretty warm and then totally soak the image – that’s right SOAK IT! Let the water sit on top of the wood until the paper actually absorbs it and then put a tad more on. Now, take your thumb and, gently at first,...

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