Saturday, January 18, 2014

How To Make Your Own Transfer

I'm excited to share this project with you and it only took a couple of hours to do!
Where have I been? Why didn't I know about this? I was visiting Pinterest one day and came across Thegraphicsfairy.com who has great ideas on transferring prints onto fabric and more! I really want to try that, but I thought I would try this first!. I never even knew you could do so many things with wax paper and freezer paper! So here is what I came up with!


What you will need!


I bought this little tray which was only $3:99 at the craft store, wax paper, small paintbrush, mod podge to seal it and I had the tubs of paint which I always find at Home Depot in the oops section for 50 cents!


I used the soft grey paint. I think it works well with my color scheme! Once your paint is dry, choose a print that you want to use.  If you are using words you have to make sure that the print is flipped the other way to make sure that it doesn't go on backwards! Right click on the print then...open with paint and click flip/rotate to flip the print then save as...(change name) Make sure your print is on the WAX side of the paper!



I'm excited! It turned out great! Place the print over your project without touching then lay it down gently where you want it to be! I pressed lightly to set it in place then used my credit card and rubbed it from one side to the other very gently to make sure it adhered to wood!


I loved that it had a faded look to it because it was the look I was going for!
I let it dry for over an hour! It took a little longer than expected. I just kept gently touching it to see if it was dry before the last step. I applied a coat of mod podge to seal it, but it came out a little darker than I expected, so I dry brushed it to get the faded look back! It came out really nice! I love it!



 Thanks for stopping by!


7 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing:)

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  2. Thanks Sherry, it's super easy too!

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  3. I have never tried this method, but now I want to do it right away ha ha! I loved your nautical table, and your daughter's chandelier...I think I need to explore your site more...it's just my style!! XO

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    1. Thanks Christy! I know when I found out about this method I was excited! I can't believe it's this easy!

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  4. Could you tell me where you found your graphic please, and if it was at TheGraphicsFairy.com site, which category it was under?

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  5. Could you tell me where you found the graphic for the Tea Room and Bakery tray that you made with wax paper transfer please?

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