5 Stars By GIBBS411 on 2016-01-05
Tips, Tricks, Do's, & Don'ts Transfer Photos to Wood in my YouTube Link "Transfer Photos & Words To Wood - Step by Step"
Transfers Pictures printed using a laser printer onto any piece of wood. Here is my you-tube video i made using this glue bought right off amazon! Tips, tricks, do's and don'ts and a list of items need in the videos description. Happy gluing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPn5WJpyJkg&feature=youtu.be
5 Stars By DVC on 2017-05-07
Works beautifully for image transfer to wood.
I had a couple of old, weathered, termite munched fence boards and decided to make an antiqued sign for my guitar room. Very simple process:
1. Laser print (ink-jet does not work for this method) your graphics onto plain white paper in REVERSE; Staples, Kinkos, etc. can laser print if you don't have one. You want the paper to cover the entire piece of wood so there are no break lines or differences in texture when all of the paper is removed. You can use several blank pieces of paper to stick to areas of the wood where the image isn't, if the wood size exceeds your print size. Remember, printers don't print white... they use the paper for that color, thus any white/lighter areas in your image will show the wood color once the paper is removed.
2. On a flat surface, schlop some Liquitex onto the middle of a large piece of tin foil and evenly load a cheap paint roller (mine was a 3") with the Liquitex. Smoothly apply the medium onto the wood, covering the entire front surface. The thickness is probably 1/64"? Just needs to be a smooth layer and not too thick.
3. Place the print face down onto the now-gel'd wood, working from one edge to another, and smoothing out any bubbles/wrinkles. Let dry for 5 for more hours.
4. Once cured, soak the paper with water and use your hand/fingers to rub all of the paper away--you will see the print appear. When finished, let it dry to get a sense of areas where the paper may not have been completely removed. The Liquitex will dry transparent, but can appear milky when slighty wet (which can make you think you didn't get all of the paper off). Better to let it dry fully before making a second pass at rubbing any areas that appear white-ish. SEE #5 BEFORE RUBBING ANY FURTHER.
5. At this point, you may be done. Or, you may not, depending on your artistic vision and the way it turned out. If the excess paper has been rubbed off and there is a milky/cloudy film over some areas (after drying for 30-60 minutes), spraying the full image with Krylon Clear Sealer with likely make the milkiness disappear and bring the image back to full opacity. It also locks it in to protect from light abrasions, etc.. I ended up rubbing mine with some wax to give it that "handled" matte sheen a lot of vintage wood items have.
This is just my own method, after 2 pieces. No doubt there are better ways to do this, but it worked well for me.
5 Stars By Alexander Van Berg on 2014-07-09
Works Like Magic On Wood
This product has been foolproof when it comes to transferring images onto wood. 99%+ of the image will usually come through and the colors will transfer without much or any apparent loss in quality. I have not tried this on other materials besides wood.
Naturally, I try to not get any on my hands, but it's worth noting that there are no warning labels on the jar. There's also no expiration date on the jar.
5 Stars By Leirda on 2014-07-15
The difference between Matte Gel and Mod Podge is that Matte Gel is softer. It's more like paint than glue. Mod Podge is great for a glossy, harder finish. It works better for covers. Matte Gel works better for the inside of pages, especially if you are still going to be working within the page. It's workable and leaves a feeling or texture like non-glossy paint.
5 Stars By Marilyn Pierce on 2016-05-09
I used flexible modeling paste to turn wooden stacking dolls into the bridge crew of the Enterprise. Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Geordi and Troy. Star Trek the Next Generation. It was easy to work with and was very manipulative until dry. Then its paintable and sand-able. Good for so many applications. Dries quickly so keep it covered at all times.
3 Stars By Teressa Howard on 2018-01-28
I love this product
I love this product, but I'm pretty upset that when I received it, it had been opened and used. The only reason I didn't return it was because I needed it right away. One thing I don't appreciate about some orders it when they get a return, sometimes someone will put the product back on the shelf and then resend to someone else, who then has to deal with it. ARGHHH! But, as far as the Gel goes, it does what I bought it for, even though I did get ripped off a bit.
5 Stars By Katherine B. on 1969-12-31
Great Value on a Great Product
This is a great staple. I've used Liquitex Gel for years - I love the consistency and how easy it is to work with. I use both the matte and the glossy. I can't really say why I prefer it to Golden - I just know that I do. (I tried Golden once, but went right back to Liquitex...but I truly can't remember why - it was years ago.) This stuff lasts FOREVER and is perfect for so many uses. I mix it with paint to tone paint colors down, I use it to adhere things to my substrate, I use it as a finish to seal the piece, I use it for transfers, I use it for...well, you get the idea. I love how fast it arrives - and that I don't have to stop my music-blasting, dancing around, creative time to hit an art store. I've noticed Liquitex is also widely available - you can get it at art stores and at big hobby stores. I can't imagine creating without it - it is that important in my supply box. Liquitex Gel is definitely a must have for me!
5 Stars By A. Dangerfield on 2014-12-16
Matte Gel is a must if you Art Journal. This one is great.
I have used other brands but keep coming back to this one. It works well for the art journal that I work on. Covers and protects and is a glue when glue is needed. I have not used it to mix my paints but I understand it works well there also.
5 Stars By sandyle on 2012-11-13
Perfect texture and easy to spread with plenty of open time. Can also be used in mixed media to embed items.
5 Stars By Donald Hall on 2014-06-19
Used it to transfer a photo to wood.
I saw several guides online about transferring printed photos onto wood using this and decided to give it a shot. It works great and made some really unique photos. The only downside to the technique was losing most of the skin on my palms during the paper removal process, though that's certainly not a fault of the gel medium. If you decide to give the photo transfer technique a try, make sure you use gloves or an old rag when it comes time to remove the paper.