Hi, my sweet friends!
Keeping up with decorating for little money, I’ll show you a cute wall art that cost nothing, as I used some materials I had on hand already.
To do this we will need the following:
– A piece of wood
– Plain white paper
– Glue / latex / ModPodge (choose one)
– White paint and water (optional)
The first thing to do is to decide if you want natural or painted wood. I white washed it mine (white paint and 50% water) and let it dry.
Meanwhile, I looked for a silhouette I liked and I found this. I do not remember the source, so if anyone knows the author please let me know to give credit.
I printed it and cut out near the edges of the image. Then I applied ModPodge on to the printed side, the black one, and glued on wood.
Here it comes the hard part … wait. It must dry for at least 5 hours, so I usually do this at night and do not fall into temptation.
Once it’s completely dry, we moisten a cloth and rub the paper with. Little balls of paper will be coming off, and the image will be sharper. My recommendation is to rub a little and let dry. Rub a little and let dry again. Do this until you have a nice and clear image.
When no longer paper pulp comes out, you can wax the image and then varnish all to protect the whole piece, or just leave it unvarnished for a more rustic look.
You can check the tutorial on how to transfer on wood with pictures here.
What do you say? Isn’t it a nice touch for the house with hardly any cost?
Have a wonderful day!
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