Simple = Epic Fail

I’ve been working on chalk painting a few projects and feeling rather proud of my (albeit minor) success. And then today happened. I had chalk painted a beat up tray and decided to line it with cork to cover a patch of veneer that had peeled off.  It was a simple idea – a little too simple, I thought.  So I decided to try    adding an image I found on The Graphics Fairy.  It’s really pretty and kind of vintage looking, right?

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So, I found a link on The Graphics Fairy site that gave directions for transferring images with wax paper.  It seemed simple enough.  Simple.  Does this look simple?

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I managed to get one to print correctly, but I did not get it on the cork quickly enough and the ink had basically dried.  But it looked good…

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Unfortunately, most of my attempts ended up looking like this…

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Simple wax paper image transfer – epic fail!

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So for now, the tray will remain plain – some would say “simple”.  I’m calling it a temporary success.

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About macfishreed

I'm a former country girl living in the suburbs with my four guys. I enjoy re-using, re-inventing and re-imagining just about anything!
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One Response to Simple = Epic Fail

  1. Sherry says:

    I think what you did looks great the way it is. My best friend gave me a little sign a few years ago ~ SIMPLIFY. I have tried to apply that more in my life. There will be other trays and other ways to print. For now, bask in your accomplishment!!

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