About this project, Megan writes:
"I made a wooden plaque that I picked up from Michael's and used the water transfer paper to create a really fun fall decor item for our home. I actually made this just in time and gave it to Brian for Sweetest Day! He loved it!! Here's a hint: men love wood projects so making a gift for him with photos and anything wooden, you're golden! Christmas is coming by the way, if you weren't aware. Haa haa!"
"The first thing I did was printed a photo of us on to the paper itself using my ink jet printer. I also wanted to create cute little pumpkins with sayings on them too! So once I chose everything I was printing, I printed it out, set it aside for about 30 minutes to fully dry. This is help the photo not bleed when you put it in water."
"Once you're ready for the water step, cut out your photos and fill up a pan or bowl with about an inch or two with water. Place your paper into the water but it is going to start to bubble up on you so make sure you keep it submerged for at least 60 seconds. You will then start to feel the photo peel apart from the backing, somewhat like a temporary tattoo. Then very carefully, take the photo out of the water and stick it to your surface."
"If you want a gloss or matte finish to your project, you can paint a coat of Mod Podge over it but wait to do this step after the water transfer paper is completely dry. I added a "forever and ever" gold sticker from the 'Our Big Day' golden sticker pack to the bottom to add that last final touch. I really love how this turned out and I feel its so neutral that we can even keep this up all year round!"