Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Waterslide On (decals!)

Began to think I could not locate any decal paper except online. I hated the thought of buying more than I needed--especially if it didn't work. In my quest for clear transfers, I've mastered packing tape, contact paper, and Omni Gel (GREAT quality!) Yet, I didn't like the finished transfer product on the terra cotta pots. Even found Avery Clear Sticker Project Paper--which I didn't know existed. I'm sure it may look OK--except I printed on the WRONG sheet of the paper. My photos weren't that good/dark. Then came the Testors Decal Paper. I did find the paper at a little Mom and Pop hobby store. Actually right after I bought the Avery Stickers in a Wal-mart, and as I made my way to Starbucks, I saw the name of the store. I scurried in to be met with dozens of model trains and cars. The young man took me to the Testors Decal Paper display. Testors paper is for waterslide decals made printed by an inkjet printer. The 6 clear sheets are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. With out further a-do, here is my decal:
Right now my decal dries on top of a paper towel undisturbed--just like the directions said. It will stay there overnight. Curious if it will look different in the morning. Most important, what will the decal look like on one of my pots?
Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Old Kitty said...

I am in awe at all these new stuff and products! Wow!! I can't wait to see these decals on your pots!! Good luck! take care
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