Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Image Transfer With Dixie Belle


There are quite a few techniques for transferring images onto painted surfaces, but my favorite method is using the clear coat from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.

Here's how it works...

I started by having my son cut a 2 x 4 into square blocks. I sanded the edges and then stained the blocks with General Finishes Java Gel.


I wanted to add an aged look by layering paint, so I painted one side of the block with the color Limeade...

Then I randomly dabbed on a little Cobalt Blue..
and Honky Tonk Red...


I let it dry, then covered the painted side of the block with the color Sea Glass...


When the Sea Glass was dry, I sanded the block to reveal some of the other colors...


I printed out an image that I found at The Graphics Fairy. The image will bleed when transferred if printed using an ink jet printer, so I took what I printed to Staples to get a laser printed copy. If your image has words, you'll need to print it in reverse.
I cut as close as possible around the image...

I gave the image a generous coat of the Dixie Belle Clear Coat...

and then placed the image printed side down on the block...

I let the image dry.
Then I sprayed it with water and gently began to rub the paper away to reveal the image...



A it dries, if there is a milky look to the image, spray it again and rub off more paper.
I finished it off by sealing it with the Dixie Belle Clear Coat.



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15 comments:

  1. Love! Pinning this to my Image Transfer board to share.

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  2. I love what you did, thank you for sharing!!

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  3. What a wonderful piece. I've pinned it for a future project and will try it for sure. You certainly make it look easy. thanks for the info and steps to follow.

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  4. This is lovely! I've tried different image transfer methods but this one seems like a winner to me! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Kathleen

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  5. This is beautiful! It could be used in so many different ways. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I just love it! Thank you for sharing the details of how you did it. I'm Pinning it to do soon.

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  7. Loving and sharing and pinning! The colors are great and the image one of my favorites.

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  8. I absolutely loved what you did by layering the paint, it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen

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  9. You make it look so easy.

    I pinned the idea and I am going to give it a try.

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at SYC.

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  10. Very sweet project. I don't believe I have ever seen that product, I will have to do a search. Thanks and chirp, chirp to your sweet little bird.
    Sandi

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  11. Another fabulous project! So I guess I just have to feature you again tonight!

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  12. Wow I love the look you created with the different paint before the image was transferred. So cute!

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  13. Very creative and so pretty. The bird looks so lovely. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I would like to invite you to share you lovely creation at our link party on Sunday's, Dishing It & Digging It.

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