Monday, March 8, 2010

experimenting


with rub-on transfers:


and a porcelain pen:

16 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, LOVE! Particularly the cross stitch looking one. Can I hang a plate on my front porch? LOL

Heather said...

I'm loving the cross stitched letters too!!

Early Bird Special said...

I absolutely LOVE these! But I think I favor the top plate a little more. The colors are great!

Jessie said...

those are awesome, G!!

Anonymous said...

Shut w/ the cross stictching...you are cool!

xoxo Kitten

Jeanee said...

Love the combo with the cross-stitch rub-on.

is it food safe?

Kate said...

Those are so sweet! I'd snatch up a whole set of those neat, sans serif ones.

Casey said...

those are so awesome! great idea!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

So cool - I love the cross stitch font!

Mom Walds Place said...

I'm assuming that these have been made permanent and that the transfer did not cause any problems. Cool!

g said...

thanks everyone for your comments on the plates - I'm glad you liked them!

I'm doing a purely decorative project for a friend so I'm not really concerned with how permanent or safe the methods are in this case. however, I do know the rub-on will scratch off without a coating of some kind to seal it...but the porcelain pen is dishwasher safe after it's been baked according to the manufacturer's directions. I'm really not sure if either method is, or could be food safe...sorry.

mmm3149 said...

Lovely!
Did you use a stencil or freehand the stiched one - either way I am very impressed!

Anonymous said...

can you buy paper to make your own rub-ons (sorry im a newbie to creating) like they have for t-shirt transfer? I didnt realize this - will open up a whole world of new possibilities!

g said...

mmm3149 - to transfer the cross stitch lettering onto the plate I used carbon paper. the porcelain pen worked on top of it & in places where there was excess I was able to just scratch it off with my nail. however, having not baked the plate I'm not sure if it will have any negative affect on the ink.

anonymous - I don't know if you can make your own rub-ons, you might try doing a google search. I bought the ones I used at michaels, they were in the scrapbooking aisle.

Amy Brinkman said...

Very fun, cool idea! Love it! I have a ton of vintage plates and rub-ons not being used. I can't wait to try this for my home. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!
Amy

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Very clever!
:-)