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I’m a lot slower getting this posted than I had intended…sorry about that. But here I am now, with the BIG SECRET TRANSFER METHOD ( no, not really ) that I promised when I posted about my French Chocolate Bar Stools . I have had lots of fun transferring vintage French ads (courtesy of the Graphics Fairy ) to various pieces of furniture, such as the French Chocolate table , Café table , the Postcard table , the Black Coffee table and French Twist table. I used an overhead projector for all of those, and I really love the look I was able to get.
This was a fun transformation, it might be way to sweet for some of you! I found this great curio that needed just a little help. I almost forgot to take before pictures until after I had taped off the glass I used heirloom white paint And added a water slide decal on the inside of the glass.
Time and time again, the question that I get asked most frequently by my readers, is "How can I transfer your Graphics on to _____" . Even though I have numerous Transfer Methods on my blogs, and links to others, I have to admit the information is difficult to find since it is spread out in a very unorganized manner! So I thought it was high time I consolidate it all in one place so that you can easily find the method that you want to use for your particular project.
Two weeks ago, I offered to teach the parents in our Attachment Parenting Craft Group how to create freezer paper stencils. We started with graphics I downloaded from Stencilry ; another source is Microsoft Clip Art . Jennifer had great success tracing cookie cutter animals and cutting out the image with scissors; she made nine shirts with her older son after trying unsuccessfully to get an image cutout with my dull Exacto knife blade. Freezer Paper is coated on one side, and plain paper on the other. It is available in most grocery stores.
We recently saw this cool post on Craft Chi * about inkjet transfer stamping, and our brains nearly exploded. “Hmmm,” we thought, “we could use our inkjet printer to mimic rubber stamps, only we could use our own pictures.” “In fact,” we mused, “we could go beyond plain old stamps and go full-color.
With Father's Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some last minute gift/celebration ideas with you this week... Let's get crafty! :) Not long ago I received a tutorial request from Lynda for some help with a Father's Day project she wanted to make. She wrote "I am wanting to make shirts using heat transfer material for my girls (2 yrs and 6 months) to wear on Father's Day using this design and putting a picture of them with their dad in the heart." She wanted to know how to insert the photo and then how to print/cut.
It was purely by accident that I figured out this method of transferring a printed image. It is simple to do and you don't need any special paper or products! If you can print it from your computer then you can transfer it to a fabric or wood surface. Now, this project I am about to show you is not very exciting, but it will give you the idea of how the transfer is done...so here it goes.