This is such a late post, but due to huge changes in timetables and having to write reports it seems to have totally slipped my mind. Anyway, for a Mother’s Day gift the students created a wooden photo of themselves. To start with they worked in groups of three and each student had a role; whilst one held their wood tightly against a mitre board and sawed, the others also held the wood and watched out for any safety issues. Once sawn, a photo was stuck onto the wood with a gel medium and left to dry before wetting the paper and gradually removing it. This was done until only the image remained. A finishing coat of varnish was applied and a stand glued onto the back. The students did all the work themselves and thoroughly enjoyed their new experiences. I hope you like the finished products. I particularly liked the ones which went through the image a little as it gave a real antique look.