Do you IOD? If you answered no, I am here to help. I have an easy tutorial that will make you feel like a pro in no time! Need a sign that is made just for you? Maybe you need a certain size, or a certain color. You can easily make one yourself, even if you are not a DIY kind of person. Iron Orchid Designs Decor Transfers makes it a breeze. Ready to get creative?
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This sign was made with Iron Orchid Designs Decor Transfers and some weathered scrap wood we had in our shop, Let's get started!
Step 1: Choose your Iron Orchid Design Transfer. I am using the Farmers Market Decor Transfer for this project. You can purchase this transfer HERE, or we have several other designs available, also. Shop all of our Iron Orchid Design products HERE. .
Step 2: You will need a wooden sign cut to size. The one I am using is from some weathered scraps we had. They were cut to size to fit the transfer and then nailed together to form the pallet sign.and sanded as smooth as I could get it. If you are painting your sign be sure to let it dry throughly. *note lesson learned...while the rougher texture did work, it is much easier to do on a smoother surface*
Step 3: Remove the backing from the image transfer.
Step 4: Place the image exactly where you want it on the wood
Step 5: Add painters tape to the edges. This is used to hold your transfer in place so it doesn’t shift.
Step 6: Use the provided tool (stick) to adhere by rubbing and pressing your image onto the sign. It will have a slight opaque appearance as the transfer is releasing. The video below demonstrats this process.
Step 7: Start at the top and slowly peel the clear paper down to reveal your image. If you missed a spot, just lay it back down and reapply.
Step 8: Iron Orchid Design Décor Transfer has distressing in the design, but if you wish to add more give it a light sanding.
Step 9: After you have transferred the entire image, cover with a clear coat for added protection, I use Polycrylic.
You now have a completed sign made to display proudly in your home. I love the gray on the weathered wood it gives an authentic aged look, don't you think? The Iron Orchid Design Decor transfers not only work for signs, but think of them added to furniture and other things to add beauty and vintage charm to your home.
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