A while back I did a guest post for Kaysi at Keeping it Simple - and the makeover I did resulted in this table
If you'd like to read the conversation that came out of that between John & I you can read it HERE
Anyway I have really been wanting to hone my skills ( or lack thereof ) with transferring images - and so had my sweetheart once again sand a table top down for me - I think this will be my official practice table for everything since it's very wobbly and we haven't quite figured out how to fix that lol
A while back my computer crashed and I lost some pretty important information - and one of them was a site that you can go to to make your graphic images that you want to transfer LARGER - and I've been searching and searching for a month now -
AND I FINALLY FOUND IT TONIGHT - exciting stuff, right - tee hee
So I gave the table a quick coat of ASCP paris grey and went looking for a transfer that I wanted to use
( warning - this can take hours - really - very addictive site ) and found a graphic that I really loved
over at ( yeah, where else really? ) The Graphics Fairy - downloaded it to my desktop - and then skipped
over to BLOCK POSTERS - you can find it it HERE - they have clear precise foolproof instructions on how to enlarge your graphic by splitting it on to multiple sheets of paper. I only needed 2 to make mine the size I needed.
This is what I ended up with
I cut the 2 edges so that they matched perfectly
With some graphite paper underneath
The next step is crucial -
!) Make sure it's very late at night and you are the only one up
2) Set your T.V. to true crime ( investigation discovery here in Canada )
and scare the crap out of yourself as you're working - the nervous energy makes you work much quicker I find..........................
Then you simply trace over the graphic ( I left out the picture of the grapes - because I think they would have ended up being the Grapes of Wrath for me, really, too new at this still )
and then filled it in with my never-leave-home-without-it Sharpie
Oh oh - now they're airing a segment on Aileen Wuornos - and if you don't know who she is - good for you you really don't need to ( If I don't start getting a little more sleep I think I may end up looking like her )
At this point you can mute the sound -
note to self
Self, you have to go over everything one more time - so the script is solid
I added a couple of scrolls - also from the Graphic Fairy ( it wasn't necessary to enlarge them )
This is not the finished product - but I was so excited to have finally figured out how to do this that I couldn't wait to show you all!!!
I hope this helps at least one of you - or am I the last person to learn this LOL?
Have a wonderful Friday everyone - and an even better weekend!
Big hugs -