With this method you can independently make tiles of absolutely any design. You can choose any image and translate it to wood. Look for photos of designer tile online, or take your own photo.
You will need:
- plywood boards;
- glue for wood;
- laser printer;
- kitchen sponges
The selected image should be printed on a laser printer. Remember that the image on the tile will be mirrored, so adjust it in Photoshop if necessary. This is especially true for various inscriptions.
With this technique, you can transfer images of different sizes. Choose wood and polish it. It is necessary to achieve complete adherence of paper to the surface of the board.
Try on your image on the tile to accurately place it on the wood.
Cover the board with a thin layer of glue. If it is too much, the image will be imprinted worse.
This is how your board should look like. The picture should be imprinted on the layer of glue.
Gently attach the image to the board. The front side must be in contact with a layer of glue. Try not to move the paper.
Leave the paper to dry for at least 24 hours. After that, wet the paper with a kitchen sponge.
Roll off wet paper very carefully. The image should remain on the surface of the board. Be careful not to scratch the drawing.
So just you can independently make tiles of any design.
Coat the tile with varnish or other water repellent. Keep in mind that some varnishes will make wood darker.
In the same way you can make wooden signs and panels.
You can slightly polish the edges of the board to make the image look aged.
If you are using liquid varnish, rather than an aerosol, it is better to buy a special brush without lint. So your cover will fall evenly without streaks.
Tile ready. You can use it to decorate the house.