The photo on the tree with their hands

Ноябрь 8, 2019 0 Автор Дмитрий

Good day! How to make a photo on the tree with your own hands? In this article I will share with you the technology which I use myself for several years. And for this, you will not have any scarce materials and labour-intensive technology. No need to search for color laser printer, everything is done on an ordinary struynika. The main thing in this kind of work – do not rush )

Get the tree

For work, we’ll need wood, or rather wood cuts (cut, drives – call it what you like). These sections are the basis for future work, in fact her frame. That’s what we’re going to transfer the image.

The saw cuts you can buy at the «Fair of masters», but you can do it yourself. At this moment dwell.
For the extraction of saw cuts take a chainsaw and carry it into the woods, in the woods find a fallen storm tree (better to find it in advance, while on vacation, for example, not to ride around the woods in search, with a chainsaw). It is desirable that the tree was not old (old pogresan insects and rotors need to putty). Trunk diameter of 10 cm and more. Angle, degrees 30 apilevel drives (it will no longer drives and ovals). The finished slices are home – drying. To prevent the wood drying is not broke, but she likes it a lot, cuts need both sides to «seal» — to cover a colourless water-soluble acrylic lacquer. Dry 1 – 2 put the dried discs are noticeably lighter than they were when you brought them from the forest.

Surface preparation saw cut

The next stage is polishing the front side of the cut, that which will be moved photo. For polishing I used «the grinder», setting her blade grinding disc with sandpaper medium grain. Dusty-Ah! It is best to grind on the street. If dust is unacceptable in principle – sand hands, but it will take much more time. On a polished slice draw white or you have not Domracheva to the edge of 1 – 1.5 cm. the Paint is only water! What does it do: in a tree there are always discolorations, knots, etc. So they do not spoil the image (it will be transparent and all these things will be using it to appear), they need to close paint. Everything is ready for image transfer to disk.

Print photos

Photo to transfer a little bit will prepare: the best way to add brightness and contrast (even in Word). Then it is necessary to reflect right – to-left (all in the same Ward). Print in best photo quality on ordinary inkjet printer, but on GLOSSY PHOTO paper. The printed photo is better to trim the size of the disk (to a little beyond the edge, about 0.5 cm.), so it will be easier to stick.
Transfer photos on wood
To transfer I use PVA glue (carpentry, water-resistant, slightly yellowish), certainly waterproof! Sold in DIY stores across the country, is cheap, to a yellow tapered plastic bottle with a red label.
Squeezing a little adhesive on the surface of the disk (work must be done quickly because polymerization of the glue starts 3 minutes after contact with air), that forced – smeared across the surface with no gaps. Smear need from the centre to the edges, even slightly went over the edge, when the glue dries, it becomes transparent and invisible. Put the bottom edge of the image (face adhesive) to the edge of the disc and presses. Now gently, so as not to move, smooth hands image upwards. If you have a small rubber roller, it is all wonderful, it will help you a lot.
The entire design, leave to dry for a day. More sustain is not necessary – it will be difficult to flush paper, but less should not be – the image may flake off.

Film development and finishing

Take the disc and lightly wetted it with cold water (the image has protruded). Start with light pressure, rinse the paper with fingertips. Bad where the paper got wet, it needs to be wet again (but not much). This job requires accuracy and patience. When all the paper is washed off, the fingers start to «stick» to the image – it will be a signal to you that that’s enough to wash off.

Then the product is dried slightly – about 5 minutes, and wet image applied to a transparent water-soluble varnish. After coating it is necessary to dry the product to dry completely and can be mounted to the rear suspension to be mounted on a wall.
That’s all. As you can see — the photo on the tree with your own hands is not so difficult!