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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wax Paper Iron-on transfer Tutorial Garden Blessings Sign

Are you ready for Spring ... I am !!!

Taking this old painted board, I made something useful and attractive. 
This board was painted baby blue and aged to perfection with chippy,  missing paint. (this is the back)
I watered down some green paint and washed it over the
blue and it turned out a very nice green.
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I used Microsoft Word to design the layout.
I reversed/flipped or made a mirror image.
Cut a piece of wax paper to fit a letter size card-stock weight paper, taped it to the sides and top. Leave a little free space at the top for the printer to grip it.

Using my LaserJet printer; printed it out on the waxed side of wax or freezer paper, can't remember which I used, but either one will work. It is hard to figure which is the waxed side, but you can scratch it with your fingernail to see. I think the wax side in on the inside of the roll. For this, I needed to print one word per page.

I placed the wax paper face down on my board and ironed it until I was satisfied with the transfer. You do not get all the ink or toner to transfer to the rough board, but that is the
look you want anyway. Actually, I think the LaserJet toner is not supposed to transfer by ironing, but I got away with it and I was happy enough with the results.


I dumped out my big box of hooks to try to find three matching ones.  I narrowed it down to two and ended up picking the sap tapping spile and hook ones.

The spiles have the drain spout and also a hook where the sap bucket was hung, so this offered two places to hang something on one hook.
(sorry for the blurred picture)
I drilled holes that were just a tad smaller than the spile so it
could be driven in and be tight.
The yellow faucet handle was to represent a flower.
The top piece is the finial off a metal garden gate.
Now all I had to do was hang it up and add something decorative. Great for garden tools and baskets for stuff.

A small sap bucket; a chicken wire basket and a string holder look great with it. Could use more baskets and use in the bathroom for needfuls.
Just a fun piece and almost cost free.

  


Your turn ... make something fun!

Blessings ... Audrey Z.

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22 comments:

  1. Very cute!!! I want a laser printer badly for projects like this!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  2. Your sign turned out very cute! I don't have a laser printer. Wish I did.

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  3. Ahhhh...this is very charming...thank you for sharing how it all came together.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. This is precious, Audrey, thank you so much for sharing! I'm your newest fan!

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  5. Cute sign, just goes to prove never throw anything out - just look at all the amazing finds right in your own garage.

    Oh, and I just read your profile, and I gotta say it....... YOU GO GIRL!!!

    ~Bliss~
    BlissRanch.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my goodness! This is so cute! I am so impressed! You got some serious skills!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS Can you post this at my place on Wednesday?

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  7. I love your sign with the faucet handle flower and I checked out your vintage kitchen utensil displays. I like old utensils and old mixing bowls.

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  8. Aubrey, I love this! I'm such a summer lovin', outdoor kinda girl. I can't wait to get out in my flowerbeds! I'm so impressed with your talent. You consistently display amazing creativity.

    Sharon

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  9. I am loving your sign and how you used your found objects for embellishment. Really cute!
    Thanks for our visit to my blog today. I can see we love some of the same things.

    Danielle

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  10. Very cute! I love the way the paint turned out. The faucet flower addition is so cute! I am visiting from Knick of Time. Now a new follower.
    Jann

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  11. Hi Audrey - this is so clever, I love it. I wish I had a box of old hooks 'n stuff. It just goes to show - it's good to be a hoarder !!!

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  12. Love it Audrey..... I'm following you back. I do love a good junk find. :)

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  13. I love this! Thanks for the direction on the iron transfer with the wax paper. I want to try that.

    My blogger has been wonky for so long, and tonight all of the blogs that had been missing from my home page finally showed back up! I hope and pray they stay. It's nice to find you again.

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  14. Great idea! I love this! I have to try this transfer!

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  15. I love your Sign! I'm going to try your tech, hope it works for me!

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  16. OK, Now I have to be on the lookout for junk gates so I can have those scrolly things on the top! LOL!! Love those things you used for hooks too - wow! Is this ever cute!

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  17. Audrey You Rock. I absolutely love this project. Great color too. Thanks so much as always for joining me. Please know I appreciate it, I don't get over like I want to anymore...but I love to have you.

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  18. Love the garden sign.. I have a thing for spigot knobs. Never thought of them as flowers.. I want to use them as handles on a dresser.... Good Job.

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  19. What a precious sign...perfect with that knob.:))

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