Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Splendid blender love

Ever since I saw a post on Villabarnes about a transfer method here, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  I picked up an old jewelry box at Goodwill outlet.  It seemed the perfect candidate to give this a try. 




I gave it two light coats of Old White chalk paint.  In order to use the splendid blender marker, I printed off a graphic from the The Graphic Fairy blog using a laser copier.  Make sure if you are using words to make a mirror image copy.  Anyways, put the graphic side down on your surface.  Then, using your marker marking over the back side of the image and burnish.  I used my finger to burnish.  I was so happy how easy this was to do.  I will warn that the marker has a little odor to it.  To finish off the box, I distressed and applied a clear wax followed by a dark wax.  Here is the end result.




It is all ready to store treasures of any kind as well as making a cute decorative statement.  Now that I think about it, it would have been perfect to store old love letters.  I think that is a thing of the past now.  At least, I can show my daughter the letters her dad use to write me in high school and college.  I wonder how our kids will be storing memories like these?!  Not quite the same to pull out a jump drive verses an old shoe box.  Ah, how technology has changed everything.   

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15 comments:

  1. I love it! Can't wait to give it a try! New follower via Savvy Southern Style!

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  2. Hi I came form WOW, I love this and was so tickled with...How are the kids now a days going to store memories.....They'll never know the fun of rereading old letters!

    Carol

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  3. This is lovely! You did a great job with the transfer method of Rosemary's! Love the box and I SO agree -- how sad that this generation will never know the pleasure of reading and handling letters from their 'past'.

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  4. I had no idea there was such a marker, Julie! Your box turned out great and I went over to Rosemary's to see her post, too. I'm definitely going to be looking for one of these next time I'm at the craft store!

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  5. So glad you gave it a try, Julie. I love to see what others come up with. You did a great job. Love it.

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  6. Love it! It turned out SO GREAT!

    Where did you find the pen? I went to Michael's and Joanns the weekend after I read her post on it and they don't carry it :(

    ~Melissa

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  7. Hi Julie,

    It looks great, what a beautiful makeover and it is storage too! Perfect...
    Visiting you via WOW!
    Have a great week!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  8. Great makeover and I would love to try this!! Visiting from Saavy Southern Style

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  9. Hi! I love this! It's very beautiful. You should print out all the comments above and including mine and put them in your box! They will become love letters to you! And affirmations of your talents!

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  10. Wow - I love the way it turned out. Antique chic!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  11. Looks great, you did a fantastic job! I'll have to give this a go. take care, Marynn

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  12. so pretty--love it! Thanks for sharing this at my linky party this week.

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  13. Hi! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project, I am searching every where to find the splendid blender pin, but to no avail, would you please let me know where I can purchase one?

    Many thanks, Roya

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    1. I purchased mine at an art store. They didn't have splendid blender markers. I explained that I was looking for a marker to transfer a copier image onto other surfaces. My marker is a Chartpak 'Blender' marker. Hope that helps.

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  14. If you can't find the Splendid Blender, the Chartpak AD Marker blender is the same marker with a different label, sometimes easier to find in stores :) -Jen with Chartpak, jcadran@chartpak.com

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