Learn How To Use Easy Transfers:
The idea to learn how to use easy transfers came to me when I purchased three pieces of high quality white furniture. However, they were lacking something, so I thought a transfer would add that special detail that it so desperately needed. I also wanted to paint the front chest of drawers a different color. Choosing the paint color is always difficult for me. I start this what if… But maybe… Then it hit me. Go neutral so the transfer would be the feature. Now which gray?
I ended up choosing Manatee Gray by Dixie Belle Paint. Which was the perfect shade of medium gray. Learn how to use Dixie Belle Paint HERE. The transfer I used is not longer available, but this one is very similar and the same size and shape.
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After the gray paint was completely dry, I put the chest, with the drawers in, on its back. Then, after carefully reading the instructions I centered the transfer on the chest over the gray drawer fronts. When I was satisfied with the transfer’s placement I used painters tape and taped it in place on the top, bottom and the sides on each drawer.
Next, I used a utility knife to cut the transfer between the drawers. Then, with the rubbing tool provided in the box, I started rubbing the transfer onto chest starting from the center. Removing the transfer plastic very slowing while checking to be sure all the transfer had adhered to the chest.
After admiring how wonderful it looked, I used a spray sealer called Easy Peasy Spray Wax by Dixie Belle Paint to protect the transfer and the chest of drawers.
I decided since that was so easy way not try more transfers.
Learn how to use transfers on a clay pot:
I thought it would be fun to purchase some transfers to try on a few clay pots I painted a couple of years ago with Dixie Belle Paint in color Drop Cloth available HERE. Those clay pots had been stored on my potting bench for over a year in the weather. My first idea was to wash them and repaint them, but after washing them I was in love with how they looked. Natural aged beauty. Even the insides turned out perfect.
This transfer came with lots of choices. There are enough transfers on the sheet for 4 to 6 clay pots. With lots of flexibility to mix and match the designs. Deciding upon what designs to use proved very enjoyable.
I cut out that easy transfer design, being careful to save all the other designs for later projects. Carefully taping the design on the pot I was ready to start rubbing the design onto the pot. This was so easy and quick.
Within minutes here is the result.
Easy transfers are not always easy to find so I have gathered some similar transfers (the ones I used are no longer available) to make looking for them a easy. The first one pictured below is for the clay pots and the second one is for tall piece of furniture.
My Grandmother, Violet Lillian born in 1899, made this beautiful runner. She hand-stitched every stitch on this beauty. My Grandmother used a pattern from this book to make the runner. It has appliques and embroidery transfers too.
I will share more of her hand-stitched artwork in a later post.
I really enjoyed using the easy transfers and sharing them and my Grandmother’s beautiful handmade runner with you. Thank you for stopping by please leave a comment below I would love to hear from you.