I can't sleep as I am so excited to finally have arriving this week at the Big White Goose my new Artist Enhancement Products. Oh! and when you start to learn how to use these products, all I can say is no piece is safe, wine flows freely and your creativeness knows no bounds. Seriously!
My store is forever changing as I try to think of ways where like minded friends can come together to have coffee, browse, or just dream, even play in the open paint bar area. All lovely energy coming together and in my little store. What could be better? Anyway, I will have in various books all the info on the various techniques these new products can do. Soon you will be able to sit and have coffee and browse through these books as our middle room changes to a meeting and design space for you and your friends. You will need to bear with me and my son Lee during these changes. What would be lovely if you are reading this is to let me know if you would use such a space. Coffee and Tea, Hot Chocolate are all free and you can help yourselves. Comfy seating and lots of info. Feedback is always good when as a new little store owner you try to find ways to bring joy with the passion I have for all design and of course magical Chalk Paint®decorative paint by our Annie Sloan.
Meanwhile- I am in love with the Transfer Gel, and the endless possibilities of use, just like our Chalk Paint®.
So What is Transfer Gel some of you may be asking?
Transfer Gel is a transparent fibrous gel medium that transfers a design/image printed from a laser jet or professional printed material onto a surface. It can also be used to decoupage.
Transfer Gel can be used over paint on furniture, wood, walls, and any previously painted surface.
Brush Transfer Gel liberally on printed material. Apply paper with print face down (make sure print is mirror imaged). Use a smoothing tool to adhere paper evenly to surface. Allow paper to dry to assure the image has transferred. Best to let image transfer completely overnight but drying time can be sped up with use of a hairdryer. Spritz paper with water, then use your hand or sponge to roll away top layer of image first. Removal of excess paper can be done by hand or with a sponge. A two sided kitchen sponge works great as you can use rough side to remove excess paper around image. Your image actually sits on the Transfer Gel so do not remove the gel as you will remove the image. Do not over work the removal of your image. Test small spot to assure drying is complete. Keep in mind Transfer Gel is not intended to give you a perfect “copied” look, so if you accidentally remove some of the image go with it and distress the sides a little.
That's it for info on the Transfer Gel, hope it was useful and if I can next month or before I will share the next 'How To' with you. I am off for more training next week and will be back with even more ideas and workshops to help you find your extra creative potential. Oh bye the way, we have some fab new Christmas signs and gifts coming into the store now. Stop by and say hi to Lee and give us your feedback remember!!!!!!!