Brick Home Love
Valentine's Day is approaching, and I wanted to do a few little decorative things around the house. This chalkboard is the first thing I did. I am no artist, but I am happy with how my first real chalk-art project turned out.
Tutorial: Vintage-looking painted sign from salvaged wood
Today I have a little tutorial for you. I'm going to show you how to (easily!) make these sweet wooden signs. I promise- they're a cinch, they don't take long at all to make and cost pretty much nothing. You will need: piece of salvaged wood upholstery tacks or short nails (optional) hammer acrylic paint (background color) black acrylic paint (or other color to fill in letters) large paint brush small paint brush ink jet printer twine Sharpie Marker or other dull, rounded tool This project…
Transfer Images Using Freezer Paper
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. I decided to cover my old and dirty mouse pad that looked like this: I used canvas and cut a piece a bit…
How to transfer an image onto fabric using wax paper and your printer! | The Creek Line House
If you were here yesterday, then you know that today I have a little tutorial for a super-easy short cut for getting an image transferred onto fabric. This is for those of us without fancy cutting machines or special materials around, unless you count wax paper as a special material, which sometimes I do! Here’s […]
Playing With Rocks
I've received a lot of interest in the romantic rock paperweight from my "Busy" post. It's been pinned, and I've received emails about it. Funny how something so simple speaks to us. I used the Splendid Transfer method (found on my sidebar) after rubbing the surface with a little gesso. You can read about gesso on my sidebar as well. That's it. That wasn't the only one I made, and I kept it. I also did something similar to a broken piece of marble. I used an Eiffel Tower image. Like I said…
Nature-Inspired Paper Projects
Grab your camera, head outdoors, and let nature be your muse for these simple and elegant transfer projects. Use your printer and different types of transfer paper to embellish everything from fabric to furniture.
Tape Transfer Jewelry
Want a quick and easy gift to give? Have I got the tutorial for you! First you've got to do a basic tape transfer. Check out my video below for the how-to: (What do you think? My friend Kim has been bugging me forever to do one-minute technique videos and I finally did the first one! I think one of my 2011 resolutions is going to involve a whole lot more of these!) Once your tape transfer had dried, grab some fragments. Fragments are plastic pieces from Tim Holtz. You can get them with or…
Learn how to print on fabric with your home printer.
Are you ready to use your printer to print directly on fabric? What a perfect project for some cheap art! I used a graphic from the Graphics Fairy to print a bird image to white fabric. Spray some heavy to medium weight card stock with spray adhesive then add your fabric. Print your image just like you are printing on paper. Source
Transferring an Image onto Wood
I have tried several methods to transfer images from my favorite website, The Graphics Fairy, onto wood. The Citrasolv method works well, I've tried Mod Podge and some others, but also wanted to try using the Woodworker's Transfer tool that I learned about from Dee at A Lapin Life. I found the link on her site to buy this tool from Amazon. (It costs about $14 and qualifies for their free shipping if your total is over $25) It was really easy to learn how to use it from the directions right…
.: Transferring Images Onto Stone ~ Mindful Giving :.
.: Stones we created today with transferable images :. You may notice that the winter months bring about quite a bit of crafting for my family. We try to enjoy creating each and every day. Many of you know of...