I did play around with my freezer paper transfers again today. If you remember, I had terrific success with transferring onto a painter's drop cloth.
This is what I made today.
Before I go any further I should show you my original plan and the total failure that was. I wanted to do a transfer onto burlap but it turns out that the weave was too loose.
You can kind of see the word "beach" but not much else is legible. So I went back to my trusty drop cloth.
I used the same method as before - first using spray adhesive to attach a piece of freezer paper to a plain piece of printer paper (waxy side out). Then I created a graphic - in this case the phrase, "Life is better at the beach" - flipped it backwards, and printed it out on the freezer paper. I forgot to mention last time that I used PicMonkey to create the text and to flip it - it's the simplest program I've found so far.
I dampened the drop cloth, placed the print out face down on the cloth and "burnished" the back of the paper with a spoon. Yes, this time I actually made the trip downstairs to get a spoon instead of using whatever was handy.
I think I'm going to rub some brown stain into the grooves of the frame to age it as well. Right now it's a bit too shiny. We plan on re-doing the basement in beachy colours and this is going to hang there.
I'm linking up here this week!