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

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

  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.

  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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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.

  14. Quite a unique way to get a transfer and it worked beautifully! I really love that all that color comes through where you distressed it. Too perfect!


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