Monday, October 17, 2011

A Transfer Experiment

I wondered if the transfer method I used to transfer a computer image to a garden pot would work on wicker....

I started with this old wicker tray... 


I had nothing to lose with this one so I spray painted the 
whole thing gray with flat primer....

I printed out an image from Graphics Fairy and had my 
assistant daughter help me cut it out and apply 
Modge Podge to the ink side of the image...


We flipped the image over, stuck it to the tray 
then let it dry overnight...


In the morning I wet the paper and rubbed with my 
fingers to remove the paper...


Then I let it dry.... 

There was a white film where the paper was 
and I got a little worried... 
but I wet the film and rubbed some more....


I sprayed the whole tray with Perma Clear which made 
any residue disappear completely...


This was totally an experiment and I think it was pretty successful.

I got my inspiration from the beautiful gray tray at
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Karen had luck transferring her image in a similar fashion to this wooden tray... I was happy to see I could get the same look on a wicker tray... I think the possibilities are endless...


I'm happy with the results, the image transfer worked pretty well considering it was done on wicker...

Thanks Karen for the inspiration!
Susan

8 comments:

  1. You printed out the image on your regular printer?? I have been wanting to do this type of thing, but I have an update printer and was told it wouldn't work. What is your opinion? the tray looks tre-chic! (I don't even know how to spell that.lol) Lesley

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  2. Hi Susan, that turned out great! I never thought about trying it on wicker. It looks so pretty. Thanks for mentioning my tray and linking to me. I'm glad I inspired you.

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  3. It's amazing the transfer worked on wicker! Thanks for experiment with it and for sharing. It looks great!

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  4. Very nicely done! It came out great!

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  5. The tray looks great and I love the grey finish! I must try this technique out someday - it seems pretty straight forward.

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  6. very cool
    blessings
    barbara jean
    enjoying catching up.

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  7. Cut a piece of wax paper to 8 1/2 X 11 and run it through the printer like normal. Then just iron it on and let it dry. follow up with a little sealer. I tried this and it workerd great.

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  8. This is awesome! I saw your tutorial featured over at vintagemellie and I stopped by to check it out. Thanks for giving us an alternative to vinyl!!!

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