Who knew such a simple project would become so complicated? A few weeks ago my husband brought home this stool.
I had the idea of using a Graphics Fairy image on the seat. I tried a new transfer method using Mod Podge. It was a miserable FAIL!
You can read more about it here.
Anyway, I sanded it down, repainted the seat, and decided to use the Chartpak Blender Pen recommended by Rosemary at Villabarnes.
That was an adventure in itself! I went to my local Michaels store to buy the pen. They didn't carry it, so I bought a different brand. THAT didn't work! Like Rosemary said, it's got to be a Chartpak!
I was at a conference in Austin and decided to look at a "big city" Michaels. They didn't have it either. Rosemary suggested I try Amazon. Found some there for less than $2 each but Amazon wanted $4 per pen for shipping! Ridiculous! So I contacted the company directly and was able to order from their website. For less than $2 each I decided to go ahead and order several and save on shipping. If you're having a hard time finding them, you might check Hyatt's Art Supply.
Anyway, the pens arrived this week and now that my grandson has played and gone, I decided to finish up this project that seems to have gone on forever!
I had printed out the flipped image from the Graphics Fairy on my ink jet printer. Then I took it and had a copy made. You must use a copy that comes from a toner print machine.
This really was as simple as Rosemary suggests! Place image face down, rub the back of the image with the Blender Pen, and voile!
This is what it was supposed to look like the first time!
So what would I say is the secret to the success of this project?
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