DISCLAIMER! Hello. Remember me? I sometimes go by the same "Anne Shirley". If you are familiar with said Anne with an "e", then you know this can go as badly as walking the ridge of a house or trying to dye your red hair. May work for some. Others, the chosen few, it becomes an "Anne Moment". So with that in mind... Be careful if you try this at home. I am not an expert. I browse Pinterest. Oh, and I also go by the name of "Cordelia".
On with the show...
So, I wanted to print on fabric. Everyone else was doing it. They used freezer paper. I thought, 'Why can't you use wax paper? The Pinterest article used the terms interchangeably. (SEE!!! Anne on Pinterest! Can you imagine the trouble? Home hair dye ideas? Not good!) I am going to try it (Abort! Abort! Pull up! Pull up!)'
Awwww, Mama. Daddy is NOT going to be happy...
I got the WAX PAPER out of the printer. Eventually. SO, then I got to thinking (Dangerous stuff...), since I am not going to go buy freezer paper because of the questions I would have to answer:
Gilbert- "Where you going?"
Anne- "To go buy freezer paper."
Anne- "To put in the printer."
Gilbert- "Wait. What? Why..."
Anne- " I want to print on it."
Gilbert- "Won't it get jammed."
Great question, Gil!
So there are lots of free graphics out there. I like graphicsfairy.blogspot.com. That is where I got these. After a bit, I was able to transfer images pretty well. I used one for my doll's apron. I did tea stain it a bit. I also found that you should really clean off the plastic when you are ready to do another image. It gets a build-up otherwise that prevents the ink from coming off as well. A little rubbing alcohol did the trick. I found that an image turned out crisper if the picture was a little less complex (the backwards numbers turned out great!).
Make-do: MAKE IT OVER!
What's the quickest way to primify something? Modge podge, cinnamon, nutmeg, and instant coffee. Also, a little cheese cloth can't hurt...
I loved the pie top. Thirty-five cents at a thrift shop? Perfect! Bust out the modge podge. So, I primified it and added an old tin pie pan. Threw some cinnamon rose hips and...
Want Some Cider With That?
Okay! For this, I took a brown root beer bottle. Since it had raised lettering, and I didn't feel like doing a lot of layers, I let the cheese cloth do the work for me. I am still trying to figure out a topper for it. I thought maybe a piece of corn cob? The label I made on grocery bag paper with some letter stampers and spelling the quality of some of my fifth graders...
She's a Grand Ol' Flag...
Quick Americana Touches...
I showed you before how you can use a metal floral frog to display flags. I bought forty cent flags and primified them. You can tuck flags ANYWHERE, but sometimes you want a holder. Here are two different prim holders I tried. Now, if you don't mind floppy, just stick the flag in the hole. If you want it to stick in a little better, a little piece of cheese cloth on the bottom should do the trick. I even like it with the cheese cloth peeking out!
Well, that's all I've got! I think I have released enough virtual hot air into the Information Superhighway! Remember our talk from the beginning, okay? Truly...
Thank you all for sticking with me through my spotty blogging. Great intentions this summer. Poor follow-through. But I appreciate your friendships! I can't say that enough!!!
Love and Hugs!
What a Friend We Have in Jesus