I made these little wood cards during my awesome collage class at Root Division, a non-profit art organization in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco.
I xeroxed the owls images from a field guide to birds I found at the library, then made the transfers.
How to: 1) For the first one I used Matte Gel Acrylic Medium. I coated the image with the gel, using a foam sponge , then I placed it face down on the wood surface. Finally I covered it in wax paper, and burnished until the image tranferred.
2) For the ones in the second picture: I taped the photocopy face down to the primed wood surface, and rubbed wintergreen oil on them. Then I burnished the image for a few minutes and voilà…(I recommend using plastic gloves and keep the windows open while using the wintegreen oil technique).
A link to image transfer techniques: