I want to tell you something before I share my pictures. Your comments mean the world to me. When you work at home all day, every day, alone with no interaction with co-workers, no arty friends who understand, those comments reach deep into my soul and soothe me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
As we've slowly been getting my new computer up and running I've had some more time at the worktable while waiting for "computer stuff" to get done by Mr. Shabby. Here's what I came up with this week
My friend Jen from The Shabby Paris Market (go check out her site) got me all motivated a couple weeks ago. I had heard many times about doing transfers with CitraSolv and wanted to give it a try, but when I couldn't find it locally I kept putting off ordering the stuff online. And then of course it fell off the end of my brain into oblivion. But one day recently, while perusing Facebook, I saw an item Jen had done using the transfer technique and it reminded me again that I wanted to try it, and Bingo, I went right then and ordered the CitraSolv. I love this technique! So simple and fun! I don't like the too strong orange smell of the cleaner but I've been doing it in front of an open window to help clear out the overpowering smell of orange. They also sell it in lavender. I love that smell and I'm wondering if it would be any better than the orange. Nah...proably just as overpowering.
Here is a simple canvas tote I altered with some vintage lace and and then used the transfer technique on some fabric ticking, added some buttons, some striped ribbon to the handle and I think it turned out
This wall shelf was an ugly brown grey that I transformed with some cream paint and glaze. Then for added interest, and because I love this ticking so much, I used it along with the CitraSolv transfer technique and voila! Not so ugly anymore.
I was so enamored of the technique used on the bottles in my last post I decided to try it on something else.
This was a plain white small wooden bowl/box with a lid that needed something something.
If you've been to either of my stores you know I sell large single format images as digital downloads. I had a couple frames that were brown ugly plastic, the kind you find at yard sales for maybe 50 cents because they're so ugly no one wants them. Well...no one but people like me that is...and you...and you all know who you are.
But a little paint goes a long way toward making the ugly acceptable.
I printed my Grunged Pink Rose on paper and put it in the frame above.
And for this frame I printed my Paris Postcard.
So for not a lot of money look how easy it is
go from ugly duckling to swan. :-)
I hope you liked my show and tell. There is a big open house weekend at the Corner Nest Dec. 4 & 5 and so these goodies will make their way down to my space. I have to get there also to get a little (and I do mean little) Holiday decorating done for the event. This is my first year there and apparently they put on a big food spread, have lots of door prizes and sales. Hoo Haa I think I must needs go shopping that weekend.
Later my lovlies, I hope every single one of you have a wonderful weekend planned!