Heres what I used... freezer paper (what!?), a piece of paper, and spray adhesive.
Here's what I did... (the project I will showing you is part of a chair revamp)
Step One: Lay your freezer paper shiny side down on a table. Spray your piece of paper with the spray adhesive and lay it on top of the freezer paper creating one sheet.
Step Two: Trim around the edges until they are the same size.
Step Three: Find the image you would like to transfer onto your fabric. I chose this birdcage from the one and only Graphic Fairy.
Step Four: If your image contains numbers or letters, use your printing options or an editing program to mirror the image. Photoshop elements calls it flip horizontally. Resize your image if needed.
Step Five: Place your Freezer paper in your printer so that the printer will print onto the freezer paper side. Print your image.
Step Six: Remove image from printer **BE CAREFUL NOT TO SMEAR** Dampen the surface you are transferring on to just a little bit. (I just take a squeezed out paper towel and rub it over the fabric a few times)
Step Seven: Place the image face down very carefully onto your fabric and use a blunt solid object to rub some pressure over the image.
Step Eight: Peel away your transfer. Those messy dark spots around the outside are just where I got it a little too wet...
I love how this makes the image look washed and vintage. It looks like it has been there a lot longer than it has!
No idea why this is sideways, but I'll go with it....
I'm not going to show you where this image is ending up quite yet, but I will show you this lamp I did using the same technique!
|If you are interested in the pallet art, you can find that here!|
Remember that lamp from a few days ago? I think she's a lot cuter now :)
On a sad note, I am now out of freezer paper until I stop blogging and go to the grocery store already!!
I decided that I want to start posting a few pictures from elsewhere in my house every now and then. I will call this the "keepin-it-real" segment of my post. I, in no way, want anyone to think that my house is perfect all the time. I don't have it all together and my home isn't EVER "magazine ready". So here you go... are you ready? I don't think you are :)
|The playroom in it's usual state of mass chaos. One day I'll get around to organizing this...|
|My bedroom. Granted it's painting day, so cut me a little slack on this one :)|