Thursday, May 30, 2013

Try something different.

Hello all!
Back with something a bit different this time :)   I've been painting and distressing some small pieces of furniture for a craft show and have also been making a few wooden signs along the way.  I recently painted a Captain Hook/Key hook wooden board (here) and so wanted to try something similar.  The current challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is 'into the woods' so I took this very literally!  I took 3 pieces of pallet wood and sanded and stained them, joining them on the back with 2 cross pieces.  I then painted a patch of white paint in one corner, ready for the image transfer.
                  I used the Mod Podge transfer method - see tutorial here or google for a whole ton of others!  I used a Kenny K digi (Paige Parasol) and printed her with my laser printer and then applied her to the wood.  I left her to sit overnight and after I had removed all the paper, leaving the image behind, I coloured her with my Faber Castell Artist Big brush pens, following the colours for the current challenge at Kenny K's Krafy Krew.  I drew in the letters using Sharpie Paint Pens after printing and tracing them onto the wood using carbon paper.  I then added another vintage hook from my collection to make it useful wall art :)

I would like to enter this into the challenges at Simon Says Stamp and ShowKenny K's Krafty KrewSimon Says Stamp and linking up to Between Naps on the Porch and Elizabeth and Co.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Tracy said...

WOW! I loved the key holder idea and this one is just as fantastic Dawn. Sounds like you put a lot of elbow grease into this but boy is it great. You're so clever! Hugs!

Tress said...

Holy cow! Dawn, your art is amazing!!! What a gorgeous project!

May said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...This is AmAzing...Dawn this is fantastic...Wonderful idea for a key holder I would love this in my home.... Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

Linda Palmer said...

AMAZING!!! I love this Dawn. Fabulous artwork.

Sandra said...

This is fabulous Dawn!!! I have no other words, beautiful!

Livert said...

Wow. That is cool.

Cheryl Valadez said...

WOW! This is crazy cool! I LOVE the look of the image against the wood! Simply amazing! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Kenny K! Hugz, Cheryl

MAODREN said...

Very nice
I like it

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your creation, I guess they said wood and you came back with wood! That image works fantastic on wood. Great job with sanding it down and adding the white stain that really highlight everything. Super job!!!
Hugs, Patricia

Sandy said...

Wow and double Wow!!!! This looks super - sure wish I could see it for real. Very creative and beautifully done!

Tracey said...

wow Dawn! this is so cool and perfect for our challenge !! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Jingle said...

This is so fabulous! I really love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

nwilliams6 said...

You are so talented my friend! What fun techniques. This is wonderful - wish I could come to the show and see all the fun stuff you have made. Hugz!

Kathi said...


This is totally amazing!!!

I've never even contemplated trying an image transfer technique, but this is making me want to give it a go!

Wonderfully colored Kenny K image and a beautifully designed piece of art.

I'm "pinning" it to remind myself of its awesomeness!