Today was ‘experiment with wax paper transfer’ day. It looks so easy on other peoples blogs!
I was inspired by this delightful bit of fence paling
I chopped him up & got to with the wax paper on raw timber.
I actually haven’t got the foggiest idea what wax paper is…. I assume it’s greaseproof paper???
Anyhoo, I diligently cut a piece of greaseproof the size of an A4 page & stuck it to an A4 with double sided tape. I printed onto the shiny side, wacked it on the raw timber and rubbed with the bottom of a plastic spoon. The result was dismal. I didn’t even bother taking a piccy.
Decided that it would work much better on a white background, so attacked my boards with some paint left over from my folk art days.
Once it was dry I did my printy /transfer /spoon thing again.
This is the result. Less than brilliant!!
A more committed craftsman would have persisted with the printy thing, but in the words of Mrs Rachael Lynde… patience ceased to be a virtue.
Yay the sharpie!!!
I drew over the top with my friend sharpie.
Gave it a wack with the sandpaper to give it the ‘rustic’ look (as opposed to the ‘I just drew on this with a big black texta’ look). It worked!
It had a coat of varnish & while it was drying I scrounged a couple of pegs off the clothes line – the ones that had been there for a couple of years & had that ‘aged’ thing happening.
A spot of PVA, some eye hooks & twine & Bob’s your uncle.
Am quite pleased with the result if I do say so myself. I can now clear my fridge of the millions of pre-school works of art that are currently burying it alive.
Here’s the printable if you want to make one. Double click on it to open it & then right click, save as…