October 10, 2011

Water Slide Decal Table

In my last post I shared the exciting news that I had an article on "How to make and use water slide decals" in The November 2011 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine 

OK, I have finally calmed down.  Thank you for all of your sweet comments!  

Now, I get to show you the water slide decal projects I have been working on, I have been dying to show you, but didn't think it would be appropriate until the magazine came out

The complete tutorial and all of the info is in the post I did last March on using water slide decals

Here was the subject, a little thrift store table
I painted it a light blue then laid a paper doily I sprayed with temporary adhesive and used it as a stencil.  I covered the center of the doily with a cardboard circle. 
 Then used a make up sponge and craft paint to lightly blot on some brown paint 
I printed a graphic from the fabulous Graphics Fairy onto water slide decal paper, and applied it to the center of the table
I put on two coats of wipe on poly acrylic and put it in my booth at Orange Tree where it sold immediately

Just think of all of the furniture projects you could do!

I have a question..So many of you inquired about purchasing decal paper, I am thinking of selling blank water slide decal paper at The Polka Dot Closet (My on line store), but wanted to see if there was any interest as I would have to buy in large quantities to get the best price.  The online stores charge so much for shipping.  I would make it competitive and shipping from The Polka Dot Closet is only $2.99.  I'm not looking for any kind of a commitment, just your thoughts! 

I have more water slide decal projects to show you so....Stay tuned!

Happy Creating!

I am linking up with
Coastal Charm


Biljana said...

So pretty, I love it:-)
Hugs, Biljana

The Vintage Attic said...

I would love to try a project with decal paper. So yea I'll be interested in some decal paper.
I really like your table, no wonder it sold right away. If my work was in a magazine I'd be tooting my own horn ALOT... so toot da toot da toot toot toot!! :)


Gina said...

I have no doubt that this table sold immediately, it's fabulous!

If I should ever decide water slide decal something, I'd buy the paper from you if you were selling it.

My Great Finds by Linda said...

yes I'll buy them from you. That would really help. Love love the table and it's no surprise it sold fast.

camp and cottage living said...

I'm not sure what your initail investment would be, but I know I'd rather buy from a fellow blogger myself than anyone else!
You could also sell in your shop too.
As always, this is a great project. The difference between before and after is amazing!

Char said...

Congratulations on your fabulous table selling right away. I think it looks fantastic.
As for the new adventure, if you don't try, you will never know, so I say go for it. Good luck to you,

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ok...I will ask a question, and then you can roll your eyes, and wonder what planet I am on...but what is the difference of water slide paper?

Rebecca said...

I would definitely be interested in purchasing the decal paper from you. Your beautiful pieces are SO inspiring!

Ruby Jean said...

Well I just went back and read your tutorial post....The program you mentioned is that the Pages one we talked about...Because if so I am certainly going to have to get it...Not that I wasn't already thinking about it....And even told my husband what you had said.... And of course if Aunt Carol says so then it is a MUST... : ) I LOVE the whole water slide thing it looks like a lot of fun and endless possibilities.... : )

Oh I would Deffinately buy some Papers from you...

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, I would buy some from you. Love your projects and congratulations on your publication. I ran upstairs and grabbed my Romantic Homes and there you were! That is so great. So happy for you.

Dina said...

How awesome you got "featured" in the magazine! :D Looks great!!
The table got beautiful! I like the idea of using the doily as a stamp.

Well I would be interested in that paper! I would have to pay more for the shipping though but I don't know how much it would cost to ship overseas. You know we don't have such fun stuff here...I always have to order in the US. : /
But I'd rather support you than a big company ;)

Love, Dina

Tina Eudora said...

I would be interested Carol as I am moving towards doing more furniture restoration and the decals might be the perfect look for what I am thinking of doing. I haven't priced any yet but if I am going to order some I would be happy to send the business your way rather than to a box store.
Tina xo

Janet Bernasconi said...

It's always a treat to visit your lovely blog. What a great idea for a table. You are amazingly creative and talented. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week,
Janet's Creative Pillows

Scarlett said...

Congrats on the article - fabulous! Im not surprised this flew out of your booth - its a beauty! Scarlett x

HeartVintageDesign said...

I'd buy the decal paper from you if I make any. I've never done it but you make it look so easy!

Nan said...

Hi Carol,

I agree with "Camp and Cottage Living" - I would rather buy it from a fellow blogger than from ebay or something. I have to admit, I'd probably see if it was at Michaels first so I could save on shipping - but if I ended up having to order it, I'd definitely buy it from you! Love your little table - you picked the perfect decal for it!


Rona Gregory said...

Hi Carole, If it's any help I just got 10 sheets for $8 plus $4 shipping from US to Canada which was very good... on ebay it was $7.95 for THREE sheets plus $4 shipping, some companies were charging as much as $15 to ship three sheets! Don't know if that bit of info is any use to you at all!

All that said, if you had them I would rather buy from you than search the web and pay extortionate shipping.


sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I will buy them from you in a heartbeat! I just love this sweet little round table and the decal. Count me in.


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I'm not surprised at all that it sold right away, it's fabulous. You are so talented!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

debi said...

Oh, your table is beautiful!

I would love to try creating my own decals. I'd buy!

Jan said...

I definitely want to try the water slide decals. It looks like it would be so much fun and have beautiful results. Your project was gorgeous.

Bonnie Schulte said...

I would try this in a minute, and would buy from you. Bonnie

mississippi artist said...

That tsble was beautiful, somebody bought a treasure! Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. I would love to try this. I hope you offer the paper.

kim said...

I would love to try the water decal process and I'd be glad to buy the paper from you. Especially since you will provide information on how to use the product! A low shipping and competative price on the paper sounds good too! Thanks!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Carol, I was wondering - are you a self taught artist? You have SO many ideas that just don't quit.
You re so creative!
Have a pretty day!

A Vintage Green said...

What a transformation in that small table. Beautiful.
- Joy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my goodnes...this is soooo PRETTY!!! I'm so happy that you came by and shared thi table at my party.


Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Carol, Your project turned out gorgeous. I can certainly see it selling asap.
I have that same graphic, but I do a technique using a glaze over the design after painting the surface with details etc. I think the decal papers are a great idea too and may save a few steps. Is it glossy using the paper or matte finish? I paint lots of furniture and was just wondering. If you decide to carry it in your shoppe, I would try it and purchase from you.

Congrats on your feature in RH. So exciting!
Thank you for sharing this idea.

XO Celestina Marie

Debbie said...

I just went back to review what exactly there were and how to use them. I definitely think you should sell the papers to do this. Some of your prettiest projects come from them.

The table is just lovely!

Sylvia said...

Hi Carol, I've never heard of water slide decal paper...am curious to see more.


Debbie V said...

yes I have been loving your posts and being the crafty sort trying your ideas I would buy water slide paper not in bulk (yet :) ) but some

Erin @ SalvagedWhimsy.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for sharing this idea - your table turned out beautifully! I can see why it sold so quickly.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I saw the sweetest old crib the other day at a yard sale with the most precious teddy bear decal on it. Wanted to buy it but I didn't. I don't see many vintage packs of decals anymore. Used to see them a lot.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

your table turned out beautifully- I like the use of the dolly to add the flower stencil effect.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That is cute Carol. I just saw in better homes and gardens they used a doily like that for a pumpkin...I may have to try that. I think I would try the water slide decals for sure if you had them.

Mari said...

Hi Carol~What a great idea, just beautiful your table turned out :)
And congrats on your feature, sooo happy or you :)


LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Sweet Carol....I would buy some! I live so far away from any place I can buy supplies so I do most my art supply shopping online. If you do start selling this, count me in!

Your table is gorgeous!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Carol, your table is so cute. Nice creative ideas, as usual.

Elyse said...


i would buy a sheet or set.

keep us posted. :)


Olivia said...

Wow! This is just fabulous! I am on a painting block right now but hopefully it will be over soon! I am over the moon for you getting published, (in my opinion you could have your own magazine, but nobody asked me.) Whoot whoot for Carol, you rock girlfriend!
Love it!

Rebecca said...

Toooooot Toooooot your own horn until the OCEAN DRIES UP! You are gifted and wonderful and we are all celebrating with you!

Love to you...xoRebecca PS: LOVE EVERYTHING!

Marie said...

You are so inspirational!! i love your blog Carol!!
first, If I wanted any paper I would def. buy it straight from you...
Second, I have never done a furniture piece repair myself, and every time I see the lovely things that you create I feel like doing some myself!!!
Lovely choices and
Keep up the GREAT work carol!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I just bought an old tray that could use a makeover and a water slide decal would be perfect. I would be interested in buying the decal paper from you if you decide to supply.
Love your table!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

You bet I would buy from a blogger friend. Consider me a customer. I would love to give this a try and I have a few tables in mind for the project! How soon did you say you would have some to sell? Thanks for offering and for the tutorial, which I am off to see right now.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Heaven's Walk said...

Me, too! I'd certainly be customer of yours if shipping was that cheap! Sign me up, Carol, and let me know when you have some in stock!! :)

xoxo laurie

Wanderlustnix said...

Thank you for the idea! Now we can use my rubber stamps! I wish I can learn how to use polymer clay like you!

Emily said...

Count me in on the water slide pages. However, I only have an inkjet printer right now. That might be a problem.