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Series: Dollar Store Win or Bust — Wood Photo Kit {Video}

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

Welcome back, everyone! If you've been tuning in over the last couple of weeks, you'll know I've been working on my very first video series: "Dollar Store Win or Bust." For those who aren't familiar with the series, what I've decided to do is test out and review a variety of DIY-related kits from some of the dollar stores in my area.

The first video showcased a string art kit, and I was very happy with the result it produced. For the second instalment, I decided to go with the project I was most curious about going into this thing: a wood photo transfer kit.

To see how it turned out, keep scrolling!



Much like the string art project, the wood photo kit came with all of the essentials. The only things I had to supply were a paint brush and a photo printed on a regular piece of paper.

If you want your photograph to cover the entire wooden base, you'll want to create an 8.5x11 print. But because of what I can only assume was an error in the instructions, I printed my image as an 8x10. This meant I was left with a lot of empty space around my print. However, with the help of the gold paint the kit came with, as well as some creative thinking on my part, I was able to work through that problem!

After using the collage medium to adhere my photo to the wooden panel, I applied a second layer of it as a top coat. Once everything had dried, I was left with a hard, shiny surface. I then covered all of the edges and the remaining empty space with gold paint until I was happy with the finish.

Finally, I added one of the vinyl sticker quotes that came with the kit, and used a few gold leaf sheets to create a glitzy, textured effect around the photograph.

To see my first attempt come together from start to finish, make sure you watch the video I put together. You'll also get the rundown on my second attempt (pictured above), which involved working with a dollar store canvas, and a black and white print.

If you enjoyed part two of my "Dollar Store Win or Bust" series, I'm happy to report that there's plenty more to see, so stay tuned. To avoid a serious case of FOMO, remember to subscribe! Not only will you be the first to know about what's next, you'll also receive a fun FREEBIE I whipped up.

Happy crafting!

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