After a few trial and errors, I finally mastered the impasto transfer method. I vaguely remember my teacher mentioning that inkjet images don't work as well as laser printed images... Sorry, but all I can afford IS an inkjet printer, but I found a way to make it work. :) Tada!!
I made this image in Photoshop. The grain texture is that of the actual tree species.
Much more authentic looking than plain old plywood!