First of all, thanks to all of you who responded to my plea for help on my blog problems. I still can't get into my blog from my dashboard. I have cleared my browsing history, changed my password and logged in and out several times. I am doing this post on my little netbook computer which is a total pain. If you have anymore ideas I would love to hear them.
Now onto today's post. I found two of these cute little benches at the salvage yard. They were wood and really beat up. I dug through my images and my stash and found some Jeanne d' Arc paper napkins I had purchased from The Beautiful Life a few months back. My husband painted the benches Annie Sloan Old White, and I then made laser copies of the napkins and lined the images up across the top of the bench and on the sides. Then I once again did my transfer method of the reverse mod podge. You are all probably getting tired of me doing this same transfer procedure over and over, but I keep coming up with new ideas so I can't help myself.
It was kind of like playing with paper dolls. I even left the Jeanne d' Arc logo on as I graffitied this old bench. It reminds me of those construction sites where they line up the same poster over and over like wallpaper.
I took the paint scraper to the bench before I put the images on to bring out the chips and dings and to restore some of the rustic feeling this bench had from years of use.
I've had this little bench sitting outside in the sun for a couple of weeks and so far no fading has occurred.
I had one comment from someone on my flower pots that expressed concern for what would happen when these images get wet or are exposed to moisture. Here is my theory, and I wish I had taken photos of some pots on my patio that have been sitting out there since Thanksgiving that have showed no sign of any fading. When you do a reverse decoupage or mod podge, whatever you want to call it, you are putting the glue onto the image. It's a laser image. Then you put it face down on your project and then take the layers of paper off leaving the image in the hardened glue.
I bet you didn't know that one sheet of Xerox paper has several layers, but it does. I think this little bench came out great and it's a departure from all of my flowered projects I've been doing lately which I hope to share in the upcoming week.
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