Mixed media image transfers on wood and canvas

by | Dec 10, 2022 | Art Tutorials, YouTube Series | 2 comments

mixed media image transfers

Mixed media image transfers on wood and canvas. A great way to display your favorite photos or add interest to your mixed media projects.

Mixed Media image transfers are an easy way to add a personal touch to your home decor. This tutorial will show you how to create a mixed media image transfer on wood or canvas.

If you’re not familiar with the process, it’s basically just taking an image from your computer and transferring it onto another material using a gel medium.

The first thing you need to do is find a picture you want to use as your transfer. If it is small enough, you can print it out yourself at home or take it to a professional printer if you want something larger or higher quality. I usually use a laser jet printer for this step. Watch to learn more.

Here are some materials you will need:

  • Wood or canvas board
  • Image printed on laser paper
  • Gloss Gel Medium or Mod Podge
  • A soft rag
  • Spray bottle for water

mixed media image transfers


  1. Rhya Cawley

    Thank you for comparing the two surfaces, wood/canvas. One question. Did the MP vs the gel media make a difference. on the surfaces? I agree the laser image transferred best on the wood surface. The Dollar Tree stores sell wood craft items that could be used for image transfers once painted with gesso and lightly sanded. Thank you again for your terrific you tubes!

    • Susan Clifton

      I’m assuming MP is Mod Podge? I don’t have any mod podge on hand. I only use liquitex gloss gel medium. I think their gel medium dries the clearest. So I can’t really say if it would make a difference. Craft stores also have sales on wood panels frequently. Enjoy!


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