2024 : Why you need to learn how to transfer your photos on wood (and do your own local DIY ART EXHIBITION)

The Ultimate Guide to Wood Photo Transfers for an Exhibition that people will remember

1. You'll need some "Foto Transfer Medium" glue.

You can find easily in any art & craft shop. Otherwise, just order it on Amazon here:

2.  Open any Photo or Image Editor, and apply "mirror" effect on your photo

In order to have the photo in the good sens after gluing it.

3.  Print your photo with any LASER printer

Inkjet printer gives poor results most of time

4.  Follow this step-by-step tutorial to understand how to transfer your photo on wood!

It's the same I followed to create mine !

5. Turn the result into a nice exhibition in your local business !

After i transferred my photos into wood, i propose to a local lounge bar to do an exhibition about it. – Yes, so cool! My goal with this process was to give life to my photography. People are more likely to buy a beautifully framed piece of wood than “just” printed photography.

I tried to play with the different woods I could find. Also, it allowed me to create an exhibition with a little budget since all the wood I use were recycled from the beach.

For this exhibition, I chose to frame them in a handmade black frame that was matching the decoration of the bar, so they look perfectly fitted for the place.

Liked it ? Discover the inauguration day in video!

▷ Where ?

  • FNC291 Bar, Funchal
  • Madeira Island,  Portugal

▷ Credits :

Christian GOLD 6 Benjamin BEGIN Exhibition Flyer

Art Exhibition at Art Center Caravel (Funchal) in collaboration with graphic Designer Christian Gold

Art Exhibition featured graphic designer Christian Gold

The idea was simple ! Christian and me mixed photography and drawings ! Then we transfer the result on wood for even more of that vintage effect that we both love so much

▷ Where ?

  • Art Center Caravel
    Madeira Island,  Portugal

▷ Credits :

  • TEASING VIDEO:  Gillez Bzhr
  • OPENING DAY VIDEO:  Kenneth Kemp

How we promote the event

We create a little video for social medias in order to spread the word about our exhibition
Credit : Gilles BZHR

Want to know more about the concept ?

Check what local Chanel "RTP Madeira" said about it !

Video of our art exhibition inauguration day !

Art Exhibition | BONUS !

How we find the idea. Conversation between Christian and me and how we create this exhibition.

Art Exhibition at Funchal Eletricity Museum (Photos on Wood)

My first proper exhibition in a museum !

The concept of this exhibition was to display my photography transferred on recycled pieces of wood. I used a handmade technique of transferring printed photography to wood. Most of the wood was found on Madeira’s beaches, after storm.

▷ Where ?

  • Electricity Museum, Funchal
  • Madeira Island, Portugal

▷ Credits :

I send up with 34 pieces, and more than 200 magnets done for the occasion. I like the idea that everyone could buy something here, so it was important for me to have all range of prices. My biggest piece was a 150 cm x 50 cm panoramic Funchal rooftops. I loved the result.