Stationery - Chiswick

POP Paint – an Easter inspired transfer project.

Posted on 23 Feb 2016

On the blog today I am sharing a relic inspired project just in time for Easter celebrations. Whatever your faith, this quick and easy project can inspire some fun
home decor items. So let your imagination take flight. I created this wooden plaque with a transfer image on it, a POP Paint base and some vintage
details as finishing touches.
transfer mainstep 1 – Paint a wooden block in a light coloured POP paint colour.
step 1step 2 – Print your selected image onto typing paper. I printed my image on an inkjet printer.
step 2step 3 – Adhere the image face down onto the painted wooden block using gel medium to transfer the image.
step 3step 4 – Once the gel medium is dry, wet the image with a sponge soaked in water. Keep on wetting the image and rubbing away at the paper.
step 4step 5 – Keep on soaking and rubbing away the paper. Check every now and again to make sure the image transfers
onto the wood and the paper rubs off.
step 5step 6 – Once all the paper is removed, paint another layer of gel medium over the image.
I adhered some extra strips of paper to the wooden block, added paint splats and some old rusty nails.
transfer detail 3Decorate the edge of the wooden block using washi tape.
transfer detail 1Add stamped images to finish off the decorative block.
transfer detail 2
POP paint offers a wonderful base for transfers onto wood. Create wooden plaques and signs
using a variety of colours from the POP paint range of paints.
Look for them at your local craft store and hardware store – perfect for whenever you need a POP of colour in your life!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.