Monday, February 22, 2010

Brag Monday
A few days ago I completed this simple project by using one of Karen's lovely designs that she makes available through her site at Graphics Fairy.  I think it's most generous to offer the use of these wonderful images.  Thank you so much Karen!

I simply used a single Avery's Light Fabric Transfer sheet, from which I ironed the mirrored image (that I computer-generated onto the transfer-sheet) of the above image (from Graphics Fairy), to a 11X11 square piece of burlap.  After securing the transfer, I stretched and stapled the burlap onto an 8X8 canvas and trimmed away any excess burlap.  As a finishing touch, I sprayed a small amount of antiquing ink onto the surface and brushed it lightly across the image.  Then I framed and wired the piece and hung it in my kitchen.

Thanks again Karen for allowing the use of such wonderful images!  This was my first transfer piece, and I think it turned out well for my first attempt.


Lisa said...

This turned out really cute!! I have never heard of antiquing ink that can be sprayed on. I'll have to look for it. I am eager to try a transfer project in the future. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Anonymous said...

It looks great! I love Karen's site - she has so many beautiful images to pick from.

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
The image turned out wonderful!
I love it.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the look, but I have no idea what you just said. Obviously, I have no skill or experience in this area. I'm going to read this again.


Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

You already know how fabulous I think this is! I have to say, I'm very intrigued by the antiquing ink, I will have to look for that. Thanks so much for linking this up today for "Brag Monday"!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow, that looks great! I don't think I've ever seen that one before on GF. Really nicely done!

Tammara said...

I love what you did with the image! I have only transferred to t-shirts but love all the other wonderful uses I have seen lately.

Shelly said...

How lovely! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try a transfer on something!!


Judy said...

Terri, this is beautiful work. I love anything on burlap and you have perfected this technique!


Judy said...

Me again, can you tell me exactly which image this is on the Graphics Fairy blog or the name of it? I can't seem to find it. You can e-mail me at