Happy Family Day everyone! I figured today was a great day to share some signs that my pal, Wendy Aaltomaa from Brambleberry Signs, made using Fusion Transfer Gel. Wendy is an amazing lady and I have shared her painted projects on my blog before.
If you are like me and lack the confidence to freehand lettering, Transfer Gel is a great way to customize signs for your own home. Using a laser printer, you print out words or images and then transfer the ink onto your painted piece using Transfer Gel.
These signs just make me smile! Shebandowan Lake is a well known lake in Northern Ontario and I have several friends with cottages there. I grew up in Manitoba and we called homes on the lake "cottages". But, in Northern Ontario the folks don't use the term "cottages", instead they call them "camps". Kinda weird in my opinon. hehe
Wendy used salvaged boards to make the signs. Because the boards were fairly rough, the ink from the Transfer Gel did not transfer perfectly. Of course, that is what makes these signs so charming!
When I opened up this photo on my computer it reminded me of bad wallpaper. haha. It's a little busy looking with both vertical and horizontal wood, but I love the sign!
All of Wendy's signs are available for purchase in my shop.
Fusion Transfer Gel is white, but dries clear. It can also be used for a topcoat to protect photographs, postcards and other paper products.
Do you like my new red scale? I think she's perfect!
I thought you might get a kick out of this photo. I couldn't take photos outside due to ridiculous amounts of snow, so I used a super cool piece of fence I had kicking around the shop and took photos inside.
Here's another fine example of Transfer Gel. Rose Nicolas from the cold and windy city of Winnipeg, Manitoba paints the most amazing pieces of furniture and transfers images onto most of her work. (Photo credit: Rose Nicolas)
I knew you would be impressed! Rose often sends me emails of her latest piece and I smile every single time I get an email from her. Rose's furniture is for sale on Kijiji for the lucky folks in the Winnipeg area. You can contact me if you want a link to Rose's work. (Photo credit: Rose Nicolas)