I have seen photographers and artists using wood to mount their art. I really wanted to give it a try. I have no idea how they did theirs, but I thought I would share how I made mine. I didn’t take during pictures, but I don’t think you will miss anything by not having them.
First: I used my oh so fun chop saw (I don’t think that is the technical term, it’s just what I like calling it) and cut squares out of some 1×4 boards that I had hiding in the garage.
Next, I sanded the sides and edges with a sanding sponge to make everything nice and smooth.
I painted the block with craft paint on all the sides except the side that the picture would be glued to. After the paint dried I sanded the block again, distressing the paint (if you don’t like distressed paint then you can skip that part).
I cut the picture to the size of the block and glued it down with a thick, white, craft glue. I think next time I do this I might try a spray adhesive, but the craft glue worked fine. After the glue dried I sanded the edges of the picture to get rid of any paper overhang and to distress the picture a little.
I sprayed the whole thing with a matte sealer. I might try glossy next time, just to see which I like better.
And that’s it. It was pretty quick to do. The ones I made were for Kari over at Artsy Mama to put in her May Day Basket. I used pictures she had taken to make it more personal. But I can’t wait to try it with my own pictures. If you try this or have tried it let me know. Do you have tips or tricks?