November 7, 2011

Water Slide Decal Boxes

Before I show you more water slide decal projects I've completed

I wanted to let you know that I ordered blank water slide decal paper, but I was disappointed in the quality when testing it.  

You are all so sweet and I appreciate your interest in me stocking it in my online store, but of course I would never sell something that I did not think was excellent quality.  So, for now I recommend you purchase the blank decal paper from Papilio

This was a leather box that I put a few decals on. You can find a full water slide decal tutorial Here 

Here is an easy to find metal tool box

Not to exciting until I gave it a coat of heirloom white paint....

...A little sanding, water slide decals, and graphics printed on sheet music.  All of the graphics are from Graphics Fairy

I put both of these boxes in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques and they sold immediately.  

I am so disappointed  I was not able to stock blank water slide decals for you!

 For those of you that have booths, anything with decals on it sells immediately.  I have sold every  box...

And step stool that I've stocked!

Yep, anything with graphics on it is hot....for now, but trends change and I'm sure people will be sanding off all of our graphics in a few years.

I had to redraw for the $50 Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway, as I did not hear from my first winner and there was no Email address.  The new winner is Linda Q@Royal Touch, Congratulations!  Please contact me

Happy Creating!



Anonymous said...

I love love love the little side table. Absolutely cute! The case, do you find the paint rubs off? Do you prime? It looks nice just the same. Hugs. Tammy

I'm having a GIVEAWAY if you would like to put your name in.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Morning Carol!
Another awesome project...glad to hear that they fly out the door :)
No project this week as the 2 new shops are having a sale back to pricing stuff.

Anonymous said...

wow, I love this,, what a cool idea,,

SavannahGranny said...

Girl, I just can't keep up with you. You must have something up twenty sleeves. I love the painted metal box. I had to do some research to find out about water slide decals. Seems in my youth we just called them decals since that was the only option we had. Have you ever lifted an image from paper by covering it with elmers glue, drying and then wetting to remove the paper. You then applied it as a decal. It gave a muted or antiqued look. That was about the only other option we had. I havent' done that in a long time. Have a blessed day, Ginger

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I have never used a waterslide decal before. I am truly inspired and excited to try them. I am opening a booth in a local antique and crafters mall on the 15th so thanks for the tip...I'll have to get working on that.


Julie Shelander said...

Carol, you inspire me so much!
I love reading about your latest projects.
Thanks for all the great ideas and sharing your creations with us!
Julie ( Entirely Apropos )

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am always so thankful to read your product reviews and that you are honest. Your projects turned out beautifully.

Thank you for your sweet thoughts and prayers dear friend.

Dina said...

THis leather box is awesome!! The tool box too of course but the leather box is knocking off my shoes!
Great look!

Speaking about decal paper, I will have to order some soon! Totally forgot about that in my christmas mess.
Much love!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Love these Carol and I will certainly be trying them in the future. Mike informed me no more I must move on:)

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I LOVE it...That would make a GREAT Music Teacher's Case... : ) Well Guess what I got in the mail...YES!!!! it's here.. : ) So I will have to email you soon!!!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I love the decal box, it's so cute. I'm not surprised that it sold. I have some wooden stools that need some decals, so I might give it a try.
Love your pretty creations.


Gina said...

What a perfect way to transform an ordinary metal box! It looks so much better now. I really need to try this water slide decal stuff.

laxsupermom said...

It's too bad you couldn't stock water decal blanks. Your projects using them always turn out fantastic! Love how the transform the ordinary into something special. Thanks for sharing.

Mari said...

I just love the way your items turned out :) i love the boxes sooooo pretty :)

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...


Your crafts are always so beautiful. Of course they sell like hotcakes!!! I drool over everything you do.

I love the detail you go into telling us how and where to buy all the supplies.


Theresa said...

It's no surprise that they sold already... they are wonderful! The first one looks like it was stamped by customs at the train station! t.xoxoxo

camp and cottage living said...

I'm disappointed you won't be carrying the decals too. But thanks for letting me know which brand works the best!
Love all those projects!

Nancy said...

Oh this is to Cool! I hope your not sick of me saying that!! Now I finally just cleaned up the dining room and moved everything back in the studio and ready for Christmas Ornaments in the morning. But right now I am off to order decal paper! I just Love you for being so crafty! Of course for being my blogging friend too!!

Huggs, Nancy

creations by ane said...

great blog,I like your work

Linda Q said...

Carol, wow, thank you so much, I won something, how fun.
Linda Queen from Royal Touch here,

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I was at Hobby Lobby last week and asked for water slide decal paper. They didn't know what I was talking about. :( I'll try Papilio. Love your decal ideas!!!

SueBee said...

Do you ever sleep? You are just so creative, I didn't get that bone. Beautiful job!

Marie said...

arol.Your projects and the way you share your knowledge is amazingly beautiful!
Im so glad I found your blog!
keep it up ...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Ms. Polka Dot, How are you? I am so behind in creating for my booth right now. Right now I am pricing items to get up there for the holiday open house. All the stuff I have been saving all year. Good stuff I think. Hope it sells as fast as your stuff. :) It's so cute! (your stuff not mine....mine too.. :) xoxo

Biljana said...

Great, I love your beautiful creations:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Betsy said...

Love the idea of painting the old toolbox. Thanks for all your tips too. I also noticed how well the treasures with decals sell. I put the same Cremones de Fenetre decal on an old greasy tool carrier and it sold right away.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, I'm glad the decal projects are so popular and sell well for you. They should because they are great looking items. I saw one of those metal boxes in our attic so I might just try making it pretty like yours. You don't think my Dad would miss his tool box, do you? ---------Shannon

Laurel said...

Love them all!!! Especially the tool fun! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I love your tool box idea - I have several, and other than clean them up and add a little tassel, I haven't thought of a way to make them cute. I'll have to try something like this for my booth (I just started one last week)