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Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Fun Project...Trying Something New...


You know I love a simple re-do project!  Well, I picked up this tote at the thrift store this week...someone's shop project..and decided a makeover was in order!  First, a five minute rustic wash of white paint... 


I decided to try a transfer technique on this, something I've wanted to experiment with, but never have~ I know, I'm late to the party!  The WONDERFUL Karen over at The Graphics Fairy has a great resource for transferring images (click on the photo to visit)...


I chose one of her graphics- a French Patisserie (Pastry Shop) Sign - perfect for what I needed.  I used the reverse image as I wanted to try the wax paper transfer technique.  I used a great tutorial she linked to, by Angela of  Unexpected Elegance.  This was such a fun and easy technique...one thing that helped me a lot was using a few pieces of double face tape to attach the wax paper to printer paper.  The paper went through the printer easily that way, and I followed the rest of the simple tutorial.  On my painted piece, I didn't need to dampen the surface.


It transferred so nicely...


I used this design on one side...


and on the other side, I enlarged part of the sign and used it for a simple "Patisserie" graphic!


It was just what I was looking for to hold some special goodies...




I'm looking forward to trying more of this technique!

I am joining Debra at Common Ground's
Be Inspired Friday
and
Karen at the Graphics Fairy for
Brag Monday 

Until next time...


37 comments:

  1. Wow-That turned out REALLY great! I have never tried that method before. It looks like it works beautifully. Wonderful job!!! xo Diana

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  2. I really love projects like this Linda. They make such a cute statement!

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  3. Don't worry Linda, I've not done a transfer either, gosh, I'm embarrassed to admit it! Love the tote with the great pastry graphic, and I have the same little cookbook, loved the plaid!!

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  4. I haven't done any transfers either, but you are making me think I should! It looks so good!

    Kat

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  5. Linda
    You did a great job-I really like it!
    I've wondered about that whole transfer process
    It doesn't sound too hard after all.

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  6. Oh I love this! Just purchased one of these a few weeks ago and had no clue what to do with it so this is wonderful.

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  7. Well you're ahead of me! I love your redo! I have a box like this to do over some day. Great job!

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  8. That turned out so cute. Way to go!

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  9. That turned out Spectacular....you really made nothing, into something special.

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  10. It turned out perfectly....that is really interesting.

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  11. SUPER cute! :) You are so very creative! Love it. :)

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  12. Turned out so wonderful Linda!
    I hope to be able to get a few more diy projects done this spring around here.
    Amy

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  13. Holy Cow that is great..
    Nice job..

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  14. Fashionably late to the party is acceptable when the project turns out as well as yours! You've made it look so easy that I may have to try my hand at it!

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  15. It's gorgeous, Linda! I love that French graphic, it's perfect for your tote! I'd not heard of the waxed paper technique, I will have to check that out for sure:)

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  16. Wow. That transferred beautifully! Is your printer laser or ink jet. I tried the wax paper with my ink jet once and it DID NOT work! :)

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  17. That turned out wonderful! I'll have to try that transfer technique sometime, although my printer is very uncooperative with me usually!! ;)

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  18. Well, look at you! That turned out wonderful!

    Love it. Pat

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  19. I am so glad you put the references in for the technique - and your double sided tape idea is great.
    Joy

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  20. Linda that is so pretty and useful too!

    I love it.

    Karen x

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  21. It looks really lovely! I'm impressed with how nicely the pattern transferred, Pam :-)

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  22. Awesome! I always have to get my item damp first or it doesn't work for me. Wonder why?

    Pinned to my tote board.

    Bliss

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  23. That looks fabulous! I've never used that technique, it's good to try new things!

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  24. That looks great, Linda. Will definitely have to give it a try one of these days!

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  25. That looks really cute Linda. I have never tried that transfer technique before.

    Danielle

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  26. What an adorable transformation! Great job.

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  27. I've been wanting to do this for awhile now too. I've got a couple of things that need some foofing. Love that image you chose. Mimi

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  28. So, so cute!! Thanks for the great link.
    xo
    Lynn

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  29. Oh how wonderful! It's prefect for you cutting boards and cute vintage book. What a great way to use the tote. I have been meaning to try the wax paper transfer idea for a lonnnggggg time. Now I can't wait to give it a try.

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  30. That looks awesome! Thanks for the link, I'll have to try it!

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  31. This turned out great. What a wonderful idea, Linda.

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  32. Never heard of wax paper transfers....sounds like a useful, fun, creative thing to learn!
    Your box turned out beautifully, and I love how you've displayed your culinary items.


    Ciao bella.
    Creative Carmelina

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  33. I have got to try this on something!! I can't believe I have never attempted it. I am scared! lol I might need a better printed too. I love what you did!! It looks so good!
    Karen

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  34. Linda it look sreally good!!! Love it, you always have amazing ideas and awesome projects. I am sharing your blog on one of my posts. You are one of my favorites. :)
    Take care
    Claudia

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  35. Sorry forgot to give you the link where i am sharing your blog. here it is.:) http://blog.petitjoujou.ca/2013/02/my-favorite-albert-einstein-quotes-and.html
    Claudia

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