See those white legs? They're metal!
This has real potential. The light-colored wooden seat spoke to me so I painted it ASCP Arles. That color then spoke to me and I began to hunt for a bee graphic. Where else to look for graphics than the Graphics Fairy!
I found the perfect one and needed to figure out how to transfer it to the seat. Karen at the Graphics Fairy pointed me to this tutorial. It seemed simple enough so I decided to try it.
You can read Katie's tutorial, but basically you glue the image to the stool and then wet the paper and rub it away, leaving the image intact. I couldn't believe it as I began to rub the paper away and the image stayed behind! One thing I learned was that the color of the image may change. I printed mine out in brown because I thought it might go better with the yellow. When I rubbed the paper away, the blue pigment went with it and I was left with a rusty red. It works! Just want to give you a heads-up because that might not be good on your project!
I brushed on a coat of wax and took it outside to dry. That's when I discovered the "challenge."
You see, this transfer method has you put a coat of glue on paper before you print your image and a coat of Mod Podge on the stool. Then you put the image face down on the wet Mod Podge and leave it overnight. What I discovered was that when I wet and rubbed away the paper, the Mod Podge stayed behind. You can see it in the light (above).
Here's the same shot taken from the other side of the stool. Now you see it, now you don't!
Have you tried this transfer method? Did you have the same issue??