I still remember the first time I found The Graphics Fairy blog. I could not wait to try to make something. Through many attempts of trial and error, I finally found my preferred method to transfer, Citra-Solv with a laser printer.
The first time I ordered Citra-Solv from Amazon, I accidentally ordered the cleaner and not the degreaser. FYI the cleaner does not work.
Just before Christmas, we were having a ladies craft party at church, and I decided to demonstrate how to make tea towels. I went to Walmart to buy the white tea towels I normally buy and discovered these white towels with red stripes. I think there are five in a package for about $6. I fell in love with them.
Normally, I keep a file printed up with graphics in it. When I see one I like, I usually print at least five. I think I have used the Paris graphic the most, see my previous post of a medicine cabinet door makeover, but I do love all the bird graphics!!!
I have admit that I still get excited every time I do a transfer and lift up the piece of paper off of my fabric and see my graphic.
Here are the most recent towels I have made.
I absolutely love the way they turned out. I took them up to my booth at Witherspoons. The "Joy" graphic looks very nice on these towels, and that is one I used at our Christmas craft party at church.
That same weekend, I decided to paint a wooden rolling pin
white and then I sanded it. I had the
"Chocolat" graphic printed and thought it might look nice on the rolling
pin. I tried to tape it on, but it was
hard as the surface was round not flat. It
did transfer but I did not do a very good job and wished I had put more time
into taping the piece of paper on better.
It turned out to look “shabby” which is kind of the look I was going
for. I still need to clear coat it. I thought it might be nice to tie a black ribbon
on each side and hang it on the wall.
I need to find some more wooden rolling pins so I can try this again. I really want to paint one pink!
I want to thank the Graphics Fairy for opening up a whole new world to me for my business!