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2012/05/15

"I Kissed The Eiffel Tower" Souvenir Tote Bag




I have been in image transfer fever lately. I just can't stop experimenting right after I got Liquitex Medium Gel, found at the Paint Supplies section at Michael's.

You probably have seen a number of image transfer tutorials. So far, this has been my favorite medium. It is very very easy, cheap and most effective!


* I used my photo of our tour in Paris kissing the Eiffel Tower and editted it into a silhouette. I thought it would be fun to put a caption under it that says "I Kissed the Eiffel Tower".  I mirror printed the image and the text using laserjet printer. I used ordinary white paper and learned I don't have to use wax paper

* Then I cut-out the image as close to the edges as I could. I put the image face down and traced it's shape to use as guide where to brush in the medium gel.

* Then I finally  brushed the medium gel on to the fabric with the traced shape of the image.

* I pasted the printed image ink-face-down, flattened it and make sure it sticks real good.

*Then I wait till it dries. I more wait, the better.

* When dried, sprinkle the paper with water and rub-off the paper. It's gonna all come-off.

*You could seal the image with modgepodge if you like.

*I lined the top and bottom of the tote bag with lace using  Beacon fabric glue.

Since I couldn't find souvenir tote bag in Paris of my liking, I just made my own :)




























8 comments:

  1. Wow! That is adorable. And it looks soooo professional! Love it. My granddaughter would absolutely flip over it ~ she just redecorated her entire bedroom in Eiffel Tower themed pieces!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  2. Such a great idea! I love this bag - good one Myric!!!

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  3. Your techniques looks flawless and easy too! I love the bag! Nice job :)

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  4. Oh that is just about the coolest picture that I have seen in a long time. Love what you did with it too. thanks for the great idea. love your blog.

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  5. Very smart girl , you did a great job

    I have my 1st givaway on my blog, it's nothing from Paris however would like you to enter to win a cookbook from Savannah Georgia

    Janice

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  6. Good ! I like it ! If you need more information at : http://www.sobeautifulbag.com/

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  7. I can't get enough of image transfer either - I'll definitely look for this! Clever idea - love the tote - it looks great! Spinning with Ideas! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  8. nice posting.thanks for sharing

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