|Recent visit to the University of Washington campus, shot from Red Square. Love Mount Rainier in the distance!|
The arrival of August brings just a twinge of guilt as I look about my garage and "Studio B" (aka my craftroom). (Insert big sigh here.) I had planned on finishing all kinds of projects for With A Twist this summer! Was I successful in this plan you ask? Heck no! Its summer! I've been spending as much time with my forever-growing-taller-than-me-kids and we've been having a ton of fun! They are only 12 and 15 for a short while and will soon be headed back to school (30-some days and counting....sniff, sniff!). The projects are not going anywhere and I will continue to chip away at them. It's all about the journey, right?
Today I actually found myself with a couple of hours to myself (gasp!), and therefore I decided to try out a technique from way back...we're talkin old school! Think back to Kindergarten (for some of us, including me, this is a stretch!). Remember learning how to do a simple transfer technique using only a pencil? There are a ton of different techniques out there, but I was curious to revisit this one that I had learned so many years ago. Truth be told, I chose this technique because it was super cheap and easy! Here's how I did it...
|This is the one of the original kitchen cabinets from the home my dad built. It was the perfect blank pallete for attempting a new transfer project.|
|Went with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - Paris Grey.|
|I gave it one coat of paint and then sanded it by hand to allow the original wood to peak through. See pic below...|
|Annie Sloan Chalk Paint lends itself well to sanding by hand, as it is easy to control just how much you want the original wood to show through.|
|I printed out a French advertising label, which I downloaded for free on the fabulous Graphics Fairy's website -|
(http://www.graphicsfairy-diy.com// ). Thank you Karen!
|Next, I flipped the printed image so it was face down, so that I was looking at the blank side of the paper. I then took my pencil and "shaded" the back of the paper where the image was on the other side, making sure to get a pretty solid coverage.|
Overall, this basic transfer technique was simple and cheap, so it fit the bill for me today! Thanks again for stopping by and we hope you have a fabulous week!
Cheree and Jill