Monday, August 29, 2011

Transfer and Cherubs

I gave you a teaser at the end of my last post. So, what was I working on? Something you can hang on the wall.

I saved the back board from a gessoed frame. I gave it three coats of gesso. After it was dry, I transferred the image with my Splendid Blender. Tutorial here.

Transferring images onto painted surfaces can be a little tricky. I can give you a few tips, but you really have to just practice. I would suggest perfecting your technique on a sample first. Flat paint works best. Sand the surface a little for a sharper image. Don't rub the pen forever, or you may release the paint. If you decide to use a sealer, make sure it is completely dry. It will help if you sand the image a little to get rid of excess residue from the pen.

Here is another redesign using paint/gesso and a transfer.

This is part of my nesting tables, I'll be adding cherubs to the other two.

I have a cherub theme going here.

There are even more options, but I'll save them for future posts.

Remember, this is a trial and error technique. Certain brands of paint may have an effect on your image, there may be strings of ink when you lift your print, etc. Practice, practice, practice.

More redesigns await.

Sharing With:
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eclecticrevisited said...

very pretty collection.. I can see the framed cherubs placed above the pretty table for in a hallway or bedroom..very pretty..

Karen said...

Beautiful Rosemary, they are all gorgeous pieces!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

I am in awe Rosemary! Love it! I went to Michael's Craft Store to find a Splendid Blender Pen and they unfortunately never heard of them. Do you know of any other places to purchase them, or are they sold under different names? Would love any info you could share.
Blessings & Hugs,

Terry said...

Couldn't you just pinch those little cherub bums, lol. Very nice work, as usual!

Revi said...

Lovely! I'm definitely checking out your splendid blender tutorial, and some of the furniture you do.
Kudos, Rosemary!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

This makes me think you have a whole lot more talent than I do. Good job!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

These look great and I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your blender pen tutorial with everyone (sorry I should have commented on the actual post but got distracted at the time :D). I can't wait to try this method out and was happy to learn it worked from using a laserjet printer and not inkjet (we just changed to laserjet and for some reason I didn't think transfers would work with it).

Thanks for being so creative...and generous!

cityfarmer said...


I'd say your practice

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

It is just beautiful! I love all the pieces! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques!


Rosemarry, you have a no ending talent! I love all of these pieces and the cherubs are so romantic! Thanks for sharing them with us. Hugs, FABBY

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Romantic is not the word.....talent abounds, once again friend!


Grandma Bonnie said...

Thanks for the tutorial. The cherubs look great.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great week.

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful. Love your little table. cherubs are so sweet and innocent. They seem to bring out the best in us.
Thank you for your visit and kind comments. Ginger

Darla said...

I love your work! I have been to 5 different stores trying to find this pen and the gesso, guess I'll have to order online.

Cindy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Yep, again ... that says it all!
I'm gonig to have to try this...I HOPE I CAN DO IT :)

The Old Oak Cottage said...

Rosemary have you ever used the pen on darker paints? I am wanting to transfer an image onto Chateau Gray chalk paint. Think it would work??

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rosemary ~
Your work is just stunning! I love everything that you do ~ I am dying to find one of those pens somewhere ~


Victoria said...

Oh Rosemary, your work makes my heart go pitter patter! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Kris said...

Hi Rosemary,

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. I am always grateful for new visitors and their comments. This is how I find wonderful informative and new blogs to visit!

I've never done transfers before, just stenciling. I'm interesting in learning how to do this. Your images are beautiful and I love the Cherubs. I can see how much you love giving old things a new life...I do too.

I will add you to my blog roll and become a follower to visit regularly.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love that transfer technique!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this, so beautiful!!!!
Thanks for linking!

kpaints said...

Wow, you are such a pro! Those are too precious!

Richard Cottrell said...

You are amazing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Richard Cottrell said...

You are amazing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

vikki said...

Everything you do is amazing. I need to try this one.

Mandy said...

Love the transfer tutorial. Thank you for sharing at House of Grace!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing.


Susan said...

You are on a roll Rosemary! These pieces from your recent posts are amazing. Angelic creations. Oh, if only I had access to a laser printer. May have to ask hubby to print stuff for me at his office. :)
Thank you for all this beauty you share,
(you got me gesso-ing craft store pumpkins last week - so inspired!)

Patti's Artful Design said...

LOVE THIS! Thank you for sharing!

A Girls Gotta Nest said...


ReFresh ReStyle said...

You do great work! I know you business is very successful! I wish I had a laser printer!

time worn interiors said...

Wow! That looks amazing!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh Rosemary,
You and your cherubs are amazing. This table really looks fantastic now.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh Rosemary,
You and your cherubs are amazing. This table really looks fantastic now.


Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Rosemary, You never fail to Amaze... I really love the wall piece~ Have a wonderful week

A Cottage Muse said...

These are just heavenly!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is just beautiful, Rosemary! I really love the image you used, too!

The 2 Seasons said...

Wow I am impressed these look great. Good idea all around!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Rosemary, that looks great of course. Thanks for linking to WOW.

lvroftiques said...

CHERUBS!!! No wonder I love them all so much! *winks* Keep up the good work Rosemary! Thanks again for the inspiration! Vanna

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Well....I for one am liking your cherub theme. :D Great job, Rosemary, and thanks for the tutorial (and link) and inspiring photos and projects.

Vintage Rose said...

Hi Rosemary, the cherubs are so beautiful, they really make the table. Thanks for the tutorial too, it is definitely a technique I want to try. I still have not used gesso but I see you use it alot and I love the look - I want to try it. All the best.

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

I love this! Would love for you to link it up to Fabulous Friday!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh gosh...another great idea. I looked for a Splendid Blender today at Hobby Lobby but they didn't have one. I really want one right now! So glad you came to the party.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

That´s amazing :)
Love :)
and do not miss.....




Håkan ( The Roseman)

Sommer said...

Oh my this is quite beautiful! Love the image you chose. I would love to have you share your talents at my VIP today =)
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!! XO

NanaDiana said...

Rosemary- I just found you through Nita and I am signing up as your newest follower! I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You are a very talented lady..and thank you for sharing that talent will all of us! I'll be back...again..and again...and again! Hugs- Diana

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

You have some beautiful pieces of furniture. Where do you find them with the lovely curves on the legs? I love them.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I'm impressed, as always, Rosemary. I don't even know what a splendid blender is :)