Wood Block Picture

Posted 2014-07-02 by Jane Streetfollow
Here's how to create your own wood block picture. I used a print out of a photograph but you could use any image from a magazine, photograph, book, wrapping paper etc.

It makes a pretty tile or coaster for a table or counter top. You could also add a hanger to the back to display on a wall.

  • Laser print of a photo (note inkjet print may smudge) or other cut out of a paper image from magazine, book etc.
  • Square of MDF or other wood the size you want your finished block to be.
  • Black paint
  • Mod Podge (or try PVA glue)
  • Sponge
  • Paint brush
  • Wood Varnish

  • I used MDF and this printout of a photo of colourful umbrellas in Laos

  • Sand the piece of wood to give a smooth surface.
  • Paint the wood block black (or other colour if you prefer) and allow to dry.

  • Trim the picture so that it is exactly the same size as the wood block.
  • Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wood with the sponge.

  • Mod Podged and ready to stick the image on

  • Carefully lay the image on top of the Mod Podge and press down, smoothing out any small bubbles.

  • Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the image using the sponge.
  • Allow to dry then apply 2 more thin layers of Mod Podge (allowing to dry each time) all over the image and the edges of the block to seal.
  • When dry, give a thin layer of spray wood varnish to get a glossy finish.

  • Have you made a wood block picture? Please do share a picture of your creation by uploading a photo in the comments section.


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