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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Le Chien

For some reason I am having a real problem getting my photos the size I want them.  Is anyone else having that problem? 

This week I picked another graphic from the Graphics Fairy.  I knew the moment I saw this dog biscuit label I wanted to use it on something.  Next thing I know I found this old dog carrier.  I believe it's about 40 years old.  The gentleman I purchased it from remembers taking his dog an an airplane in this crate years ago.   For some reason, cages are big sellers at our shop.  Bird cages, rabbit cages, all sorts of cages.  People like to use them to put plants in which this would be great for.  The ends slide up and down.  As I did last week, I surrounded the graphic with black pin striping to show the label off a little better and painted the trim with black and then sanded it back.  I wanted it to be a bit primitive since the graphic was pretty old fashioned.  Also as I did last week, I used the wax paper transfer.  Here are a few hints to make it work for you.

If you are painting on a painted surface, it should be dry and sanded smooth before applying your transfer.  Make sure when you attach your wax paper to the copy paper, you have the waxed side out so that you will be copying onto the wax which will be warm and thus will adhere to your piece.  Also if there are words, be sure to reverse the image so it comes out spelled correctly.

This is how the carrier looked when I got it.  Raw wood.  Not attractive at all.

Here is our precious Cindy.  She says no matter how cute I make this thing, she is not getting into it.  No way, no how!

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I have also attempted to participate in the blog hop party but am having problems with my margins now.  Not sure why.  So I have to delete the party from my blog.  I have spent a lot of time visiting the other blogs that are linked up and have found some great new blogs.  I will continue to check it out each day that it is going on.

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Kim @ French Country Antiques said...

I love your dog house! Adorable!

Britt said...

So cute! Great job!

Charlotte Wilson said...

Hi Maggie,
I love what you did to this dog crate! It must have taken you a lot of time and patience!

All the best,