I Had some questions about how I transferred the French graphics onto my ugly blue box
Thank you for your suggestions on where I went wrong. You were all absolutely right! It was the legs that were wrong. It needed either little legs or no legs at all. A few of you like myself, just don't like blue. If it does not sell I think the least work and expense is to just take the legs off, people love old wood boxes.
Next time I will ask you first!
OK, how did I do the graphics
I went to Graphic Fairies and printed off the graphics.
This is not the same one, just an example
Then you can use carbon paper or do the poor mans carbon. Turn your graphics over and lay your pencil side ways and lightly pencil over the graphics, first one direction and then the other.
Now turn the paper back over, tape it down, and outline the letters from the right side of the paper.
Be sure you have given your wood a light sanding so it is nice and smooth.
This piece was not sanded
Now, if you have a steady hand, have at it, paint away......Me, I like my coffee. I use paint pens.
Fabulous! They have a nice fine point, you can use it to outline or you can paint the middle and outline with the pens,
Let it dry and give it a light sanding
You too can have an ugly blue box!