So for a while now my Bestie has been asking me
to make a plaque of some kind
for her daughter's HS graduation with the adorable quote:
“If ever there is tomorrow, when we’re not
together, there is something you must always
remember. You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem, and smarter than you
think, but the most important thing is, even
if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you”.
that I am it took me a while
to figure out the perfect way to do this.....
Being left to my own creative devises
I had a color scheme, the quote
& a pic of the dorm room comforter
Like with any task in my life now, I started scouring through Pinterest to find inspiration
I used a pencil transfer technique
that was so frikkin easy
I just have to reshare and show you what i came up with
I tried a few transfer techniques out there
-wax paper; mod podge
But I just couldn't get it right
Then I found the newspaper transfer idea
I changed it up a little to make my own,
and it worked!!!!
I think I learned this somewhere along the way in
an art class or in a scrapbooking class!
It is not an original idea.
so, back to the project
PENCIL TRANSFER TECHNIQUE
So here is a pic of the comforter set
Loved the vines design so we went with that
(her set is fushia/black, doesn't look it here)
First step I "colored" on the back of the pic
with a pencil
it's tricky, tricky, tricky
(90's hip hop song reference, sorry)
Next I flipped the paper over and placed it on the canvas where i wanted the design to show up
Then using a ball point pen, pressing firmly
to make sure the transfer of the pencil marks showed up,
I traced the outline of the vines
see, you can see them
really difficult technique here, ha!
Then I went back with my old scrapbooking markers
and colored in the vines
Glittered Unicorns & rainbows sprouted in my craftroom!
you could easily use a sharpie
I had one on standby if Marvy didn't work!
And this is what it looked like when I was finished with it!
I think I just heard angels sing
I love it
I think it came out so cute & it was really fun to make!
Here is me & Bestie with the graduate on her special day!