Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Writing's on the Wall

I made a very simple piece of wall art the other day.  I started with a typewriter graphic from The Graphics Fairy.  I collect old typewriters, and was so happy to find a graphic that looked almost exactly like this one.







I flipped the image in Picasa by clicking Ctrl/Shift/H.  This gives you the mirror image for iron-on transfers.




I copied the image onto Transfer paper in my inkjet printer. I cut it out very close to the edges of the printing.






I ironed it on.  By ironing onto the burlap, the image did not come out as dark as I would've hoped.  I know I could've used a different fabric to get a darker picture, but I think the burlap is neat.






I added some batting then the burlap.






I pulled the burlap tight and hot glued it to the back.





I then set it in the frame and it was done. It was such an easy and inexpensive project.  
I had all of the supplies onhand, so that made it especially inexpensive.  :)






Thanks so much for visiting! 

Pam


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37 comments:

  1. Inexpensive projects are the best! Your print looks great. Pretty neat that you were able to find a similar image!

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  2. Great! You have another typewriter for your collection that doesn't take up much space!!! I love it!!!

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  3. Pam, I love this. My daughter is an aspiring young writer, and wouldn't your project be cute for her dorm room (I am all over inexpensive these days with college right around the corner). I am going to "borrow" your idea ;P

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  4. How cute Pam! What a great idea too. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

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  5. I love this! It looks straight out of a Pottery Barn Catalog.

    Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas!

    Lisa
    http://chicmagnifique.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  7. Turned out great! I've got a box of burlap in my basement begging for a project. You may have inspired my next one.
    I'm visiting from the Newbie party.

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  8. It's very nice Pam! I collect old typewriters too and have three of them. What I am doing with three I don't know, and people have tried to talk me out of them, but no way anyone is going to get one lol

    I might have to try this!

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  9. That is too cute! Found your blog through Newbie Monday and am a new follower.

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  10. Awesome piece of artwork! I love the black on burlap--what a beauty. Have a great week. Patty

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  11. Great idea!! thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. soooo cool Pam...I actually like how it came out light. It definitely gives it that faded vintage appeal.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  13. That is a wonderful idea, looks great in the black frame!

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  14. How clever and fun, I'll have to give this project a try! BTW I am visiting from BNotP. Have a great day!

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  15. Brilliant! What a unique and wonderful picture for the wall, and what a great collection!

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  16. What a neat project!! Love the typewriter graphic. Love the real typewriter too.

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  17. super great idea!!! totally love the result! im gonna try this soon!!

    I always wanted an old typewriter too but cant afford to buy one, even in a thrift 2nd hand store they're still abit expensive to me :)

    I'm following you from homemakeronadime Creative Bloggers' and Hop!

    Susan @ http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

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  18. FABULOUS!! I love the graphics fairy. She really does have a graphic for everything!!
    LOVE it!
    xxDaniella

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  19. What a great idea!!!Love it!

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  20. Looks great! I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad I did.

    Pat

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  21. Pam, this is great! The faded look goes well with the vintage feel of the typewriter. I found a cool old typewriter at an estate sale and now I'm hooked!

    Found you from Debbie's Newbie Party :)

    Jill at JunkyVagabond

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  22. I love your typewriter. I have been dying to have one. I love the print you did. Cute idea!

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  23. Hi - visiting from Debbiedoos. Love this idea!

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  24. I love old Type writer's such a creative piece... also the Ikea bottles for detergent... brilliant! I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

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  25. That graphic looks awesome! What a great choice for some transfer art.

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  26. This is SUCH a cool technique!!! Thanks for the tutorial! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  27. You are so creative! I did not know how to mirror image something!!! I am bookmarking that!!! Love the frame and the DIY print!!!

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  28. It looks very nice and thank you for the tip about flipping a picture in Picasa. I am enjoying your blog as I also have a man who is a cabinetmaker and generally brilliant around the house. Could do with the extra light in my house but he has no head for heights!

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  29. Awesome, Pam! I love popping by here. You come up with the best projects. I think the image looks time worn so the fact that it didn't transfer completely was a good thing. I have tons of t shirt transfers and burlap. Hmmmm... better finish the kitchen :)

    Have a wonderful one! XO

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  30. I used to type with this before the advent of computer - LOL! Love how your project turned out :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  31. It came out fantastic Pam!

    Dee

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  32. Old typewriters are really popular now to collect.

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