Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mod Podge Photo transfer on tote bag

I saw Mod Podge Photo transfer medium being demonstrated on HSN during their  24 hour  celebration , it looked so easy I had to try it. I thought since my son's girlfriend was having a birthday I would make her a gift featuring a picture from their recent vacation, and I really love the ruffled tote bags  that I have seen on Pinterest - so I made her one.

I started with a basic tote bag purchased from my local craft store. They are very inexpensive. I chose the medium size in white, but they do come in other colors and sizes. Then I went to the library. since they have laser printers, and printed off the picture with some words and background color I added using Word. Make sure if you use any picture with words that you flip the image or else the words will be backwards.

Cut out your picture and position it where you want it.

Apply a really thick layer of medium all over the picture( probably a good idea to check out some videos on you tube to see how it's done) place the picture down on the fabric and smooth over top. Let dry for 24 hours
Once it is completely dry get a sponge and wet with water, dab the picture all over with water then start rubbing in a circular motion, the paper backing will start coming off, keep rubbing until your picture shows through clearly. You might have to go over it a couple of times

Once all the paper is off let dry. If you see any white areas left over just repeat until image is clear.
I added ruffles and matching fabric flowers in colors that coordinated with my picture
I just love the way it turned out I may have to make myself one. I hope you like it Sydney, Happy Birthday!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Vinyl Name Plaque

Well, another wedding to go to and another opportunity use my new Brother Scan n Cut 2 and get crafty. This time I'm making a name plaque, it's so easy I'll show you how.

 Sorry for the glare, I'm going to have to work on my pics.
First, start with a wood plaque, sand smooth and paint. I painted mine white - classic. Apply a couple of coats and let dry overnight.

 I use Inkscape to design my words, it's easy to use and free. Then I use my  Brother Scan-n-cut 2 to cut out the vinyl. I like the Cricut brand in Cocoa.

I like to cut away excess vinyl pieces that I might be able to use at another time.
I think the worst part is trying to get everything straight, but this time it was easy because there wasn't any extra space.

I think it turned out perfectly, I hope they like it. Who wouldn't like a personalized wedding gift?


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