Holiday DIY: Typographic wood wall art

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by guest blogger Shae Pendleton of Hello Homebody

What you’ll need:

SUPPLIES

STEP ONE

Pick your favorite typeface (I used Feel Script), then choose the word or phrase you want to use. Enlarge the word until it fills a sheet of paper, then reverse the image. This is very important because your word or phrase must be printed backward in order for it to be legible after the transfer. I suggest doing a test print to make sure it’s the right size.

STEP TWO

Use the sponge brush to brush Elmer’s glue onto the card stock in a smooth layer. Make sure you completely cover the area you’ll be printing. Let dry.

STEP 2

STEP THREE

Using an inkjet printer, print the image onto the dried-glue side of the card stock.

STEP 3

STEP FOUR

Brush a smooth, thin layer of Mod Podge onto the wood.

STEP 4

STEP FIVE

Place your image face down onto the wet Mod Podge. Press the card stock to smooth, making sure the image is completely in contact with the wood. Let dry overnight.

STEP 5

STEP SIX

Place some water into a plastic storage container or fill your sink or bathtub with a thin layer of water. Then soak your art piece. Let the card stock soak up the water. Carefully peel back the card stock (it should easily peel away). Use your finger and gently rub over the image to remove any remaining glue.

STEP 6

And you’re done!

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