The first attempt went okay. I put it directly on the wood and thought it didn't have enough contrast so next I tried lightly brushing the wood with white paint and then putting on the image. It seem to turn out a lot better. Next I wanted to try a color image so I printed out one of my owl paintings that was bright and colorful. The transfer went well but I didn't get the image centered. So I got the idea to use some spray inks to fix it and to try as a background effect. I really like how it turned out
and put a black and white image transfer over the top. I decided to try an actual photo image and experimented with small blocks of wood. I watched one video where the wet the wood first and then applied the image. I tried that method and my inks ran together. I also tried applying the image and rubbing it in but that seemed to smear stuff too. So in the end I just printed my image out on the waxy paper and pressed it onto the block. It turned out good. I also tried to do a much more detailed image that was in all purple shades and that one didn't work at all. So it seemed the bright colors or the black and whites seemed to work best. It also appeared that the surface I was transferring onto needed to be pretty smooth unless I really wanted the grainy look.
Here is the video I watched about how to transfer an image with an inkjet printer.