Monday, 19 December 2011

Typography Transfer

I came across The Graphics Fairy blog about a month ago, and i instantly had an urge to try typography transfer onto furniture. I have a few pieces of furniture that have been sitting in the back of the garage for way too long now, so i decided to see if any of those pieces would suit my inspiration. And i was in luck, i found a large coffee table that would be perect.

The table intially had deep scratches, holes (from i dont know what), and some sort of laminate glued on. But nothing to worry about. The fiance got the belt sander out, and gave it a good sanding back

I then gave the legs a paint using a antique white, and whitewashed the top. I distressed this table a little more than i normally would and i really like how it turned out.

It was time to head over to the graphics fairy blog, and decide on a print i wanted to use. I wanted something that was fairly simple, but effective. I decided on this...
First i enlarged the print using block poster  (it's really easy if you want to try it out).
 I then put all the 9 pages together using sticky tape.

 I flipped the print upside down, and using a lead pencil i colored in the print

I turned it right side up, measured the centre, and sticky taped the edges in place.
Using a felt tip black pen, i outlined the whole the piece. I wasn't sure if it was going to work or not, as this was my first time trying it out, but once i lifted the paper and saw the outline i was worked !!!
Here is a lok at the outline it imprinted onto the table

Using a black sharpie i colored in the whole thing, i was indecive whether to use paint or sharpie... sharpie won, and it turned out great !!

i finished thie piece with a bit of clear/dark wax, and wa-la
Take a look...

I LOVE IT ! definitely one of my fav pieces...

The Graphics Fairy gives a really good detailed instruction post on how to do this, so check it out HERE

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  1. I love it! You did a beautiful job thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. wow! good job! thank you for sharing your beautiful project. I didn't know about the pencil/outlining thing, I will give it a go sometime as I have lots of things waiting for a transformation!

  3. I love it too! I think I need to pay the Graphics Fairy a visit!

  4. Awesome transformation--great to know about block poster site too--thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you ALL so much for your kind comments. I really appreciate it, makes what i love doing even more enjoyable =)


  6. that looks amazing and thanks for the great tips! i love the legs on this table!

  7. Thank you for the tutorial...I now have more courage to try it.

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