Transferring Photos to Wood

Digital Photography School

This DIY fad has been picking up steam lately, and we have done our fair share of featuring it as well. But we think a fairly simple process that can produce stunning custom artwork deserves a lot of attention. This particular method produces super-fine results, and the fact that the example used was hung in a nursery sealed the deal for us.

Having an incredible photo is a great first step to making this project a success, and professional photographer James Brandon from Digital Photography School had that angle covered form the get-go. When his wife Kristin said she needed a photo to go with the aviation theme for their son Isaac's nursery, the shot he took of her father's Cessna was a no-brainer. After adjusting the contrast and color, they had it printed at Staples on a laser printer for a few bucks, and then Kristin went to work. Using mostly basic and and a few somewhat specialized materials, she was able to create a beautifully personal piece of art that their son will hopefully treasure for years to come.

While the steps they employ may be a bit more complicated than other tutorials out there, we think the result speaks for itself.

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(Image: James Brandon. Via: Make)