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Personalized Family Portrait Sign

At a Glance:

Project #16681 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Plaques - Square, 6" x 6", 3 pc. - 96388

Number Needed: 1 $7.69
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UNPAINTED LAYERED WOOD SHAPE - FAMILY

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 8 oz. - CS15067

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Mod Podge ® Foam Brush Set, 4 pc. - 24959

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz. - CS11201

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Other Supplies

  • Desired laser printed photo (make sure your image is printed on a dry toner printer)
  • Masking/Stencil Tape
  • Wax paper
  • Cellulose Sponge
  • Craft glue

instructions

  1. Basecoat your wood surface with desired Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paint color. Let dry.
  2. Tape off any design you would like on your surface and paint with desired colors. Let dry.
  3. Scan and size photos to fit surface. Print or copy photos using a dry toner printer or copier.
    • TIP: If transferring a photo that contains text, be sure to print using the mirror image or reverse image button. Photos can be printed in color, grayscale, or even sepia tone for a variety of looks. Trim image to desired size.
  4. Position a sheet of waxed paper over work surface. Lay trimmed image face up over sheet of waxed paper.
  5. Using 1” foam applicator, brush over face of image with a medium application of Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium. The medium will be opaque and image will no longer be seen.
  6. Carefully lift image off waxed paper, making contact only slightly with the image edge. Flip the coated image over and position over the block surface where desired keeping the wet medium to the wood surface. Lightly press from the center out to release any captured air pockets.  Wipe away any excess medium that may have been squeezed out from the image. Allow to dry overnight.
  7. Wet cellulose sponge with water, squeeze excess water from sponge then dampen the exposed backside of the image transfer. Immediately as the paper is wet, an image will appear. Allow the wet image to rest a couple moments to soften the paper.
  8. Using your damp sponge or a fingertip, begin to lightly rub over the damp paper to peel away layers. Be careful not to be rough with the wet paper as it may be fragile. After removing several layers of paper, stop and allow transferred image to dry. Once dry, white areas will appear where paper remains. Repeat steps to moisten and lightly rub the surface to remove the remaining paper layers. Allow to dry.
  9. If desired, brush a coat of Mod Podge Matte or Mod Podge Gloss over the project surface to seal and protect.
  10. Paint the Family Wood Surface with your Apple Barrel Paints, and allow to dry before applying  with craft glue onto your wood surface for the final touch.

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Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.
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