I am not an artist, and I can’t draw or paint, and believe me, I have tried. I was playing with pickets from my friends old fence and wanted to draw the word “welcome” on it. I don’t like the look of decals, so what to do? I found this tutorial on Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try. I printed out my welcome design and taped it to my assembled pickets with a layer of heavy newsprint under it. I used a pencil and went over the outline of my design. I was afraid to lift up the paper and see my disaster, but it really worked !! I then took a fine paint brush and a little black paint, and painted in the lines.
I have to admit, I didn’t think it would work, especially on rough painted wood, but it did. I would do one thing differently, I think my design was too small for the sign, but I can always add more to it Next time 🙂
Here is my question to all of you, what is your favorite way to transfer onto painted wood?