Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Farmhouse Style Coasters

For Christmas, my husband gave me a laser printer. He couldn't understand why a printer would be at the top of my list, but I'm sure some of you creative people understand!
I do a lot of projects where an ink jet printer just won't do. Now I don't have to print, then drive to Staples to make laser copies. I'm very excited about that!

I've made a lot of stone coasters over the years using the technique where you apply a transfer medium, apply an image face down, let dry, then wet the paper & rub it away. Here are a couple of my first projects with my new printer using that technique...
For these coasters I used a photo I took at night of our old courthouse

For this one I used a photo I took of Starr's Mill. You might recognize it from the movie, Sweet Home Alabama (even though this is Georgia). 
For the courthouse and Starr's Mill coasters I used Dixie Belle's Gator Hide as the transfer medium.

But then I heard about SRTransfer Paper and had to try it. 

I found an image on the Graphics Fairy website that I liked and I resized it to be 4" x 4". I then printed the image in reverse so that the writing wouldn't be backwards once transferred. 

 For this project, I used ModPodge photo transfer medium.
I coated both the paper & a 4" x 4" stone tile with the medium...

 I laid the image printed side down onto the tile and let dry for several hours.
 I saturated the paper with water, then laid wet paper towels on it and let sit for 15 minutes.
 Then I pulled the paper up and it left the image. No rubbing away paper involved!
 I gave the coasters 3 coats of Gator Hide to protect them and make them water repellent.
I tested them out by letting a glass sweat on them and they held up perfectly.


 I tested them out with a hot drink too. No problem!

 It was so easy!
One thing I like better about the other technique is that you see more of the stone. So there will be times when I prefer one technique over the other. But for this project, I give the SRTransfer paper a big thumbs up!



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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Windsor Chair Makeover With Prima

Windsor chairs have been around since the 16th century. And, chances are, we've all owned one at some point. I can't even count how many I've painted in my lifetime.
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this typical Windsor chair and try out some new products from Re*design With Prima.

 I first gave the chair 2 coats of the color, Driftwood, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
 I was excited to try out the Stick & Style Stencil Roll.
 I cut off a piece of the stencil and placed it along one side of the chair seat. The stencil has an adhesive back so it easily stays in place.
 Because it is made of a vinyl material, I was able to easily cut it and place it around the chair spindles.
 I went over the stencil with the color, Drop Cloth. Because of the adhesive back, I didn't have any problems with the paint bleeding under the stencil. I did go over the edge in a couple of places, but touched that up with the Driftwood.

 I continued this pattern on the top of the chair.
 Once the paint was dry, I added 2 image transfers from Prima.


 I don't think the Windsor chairs of the 16th century looked like this!


A great thing about the Stick & Style Stencil Roll is that you can use it over and over. I'm not sure how many times you can reuse it...probably until the sticky starts to wear off.
Here's a little Valentine project I did using the same piece of the roll that I used on the chair. I placed it on a canvas then peeled it up and re-positioned it over and over until I had covered the canvas with the design.

And, while I'm sharing other projects, here's a sweet little table that I painted and added another Prima transfer to...
I think I'll be in a stenciling & image transfer phase for quite awhile!


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Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun RamblingsMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk InteriorsDIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta Create,   Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo Toes Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru Life, French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsOur Hopeful Home, The Painted Hinge, Savvy Southern Style, Tattertots & Jello, Yesterday On Tuesday, Rachel Teodoro, Worthing Court, Confessions Of A Plate Addict, My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia, Dabbling And Decorating


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Woodland Wonderland

Who doesn’t love a stemless wine glass? Whether you drink wine or not, you’ll want to stock up on a few for this rustic holiday craft. And, since you can get the glasses at the dollar store, it’s inexpensive to create several of these woodland wonderland snow globes.

Here's what you'll need...
Stemless Wine Glasses
Round Wood Slices
Snow-Tex
Bottle Brush Trees
Miniature Deer
Miniature Pine Cones
Plastic Knife
Wire Cutters

 Use a plastic knife to spread Snow-Tex onto the round wood slice. Once the wood is covered, use the flat side of the knife to gently press onto the Snow-Tex to create a fresh snow texture.
 Remove the wooden base from the bottle brush trees using wire cutters. Press a tree and deer into the snow.


 Place a stemless wine glass over the tree and deer and press into the snow to create a snow globe. As the Snow-Tex dries it will act as a glue to hold the trees, deer, and glasses in place.

 Finish by adding a little of the Snow-Tex to the top of the snow globe and add miniature pine cones to the snow.








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Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun RamblingsMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk InteriorsDIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta Create,   Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo Toes Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru Life, French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsOur Hopeful Home, The Painted Hinge, Savvy Southern Style, Tattertots & Jello, Yesterday On Tuesday, Rachel Teodoro, Worthing Court, Confessions Of A Plate Addict, My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia, Dabbling And Decorating


Friday, November 30, 2018

Bench Makeover


When I ran across this vintage bench, I knew she could be beautiful if given a little TLC. It was in great shape, but a little dated, and the upholstery, although still in tact, was stained and not my style.
I removed the cushion and the springs...

Then I painted the bench with Dixie Belle's color, Midnight Sky.
I replaced the cushion with wood and stained it with Dixie Belle's VooDoo Gel Stain in the color, Tobacco Road...


I'm in love with the end result!
She's going to be perfect in my guest room!

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Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun RamblingsMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk InteriorsDIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta Create,   Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo Toes Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru Life, French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsOur Hopeful Home, The Painted Hinge, Savvy Southern Style, Tattertots & Jello, Yesterday On Tuesday, Rachel Teodoro, Worthing Court, Confessions Of A Plate Addict, My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia, Dabbling And Decorating


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