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« on: July 29, 2018 07:44:42 PM »

I had an idea recently---& some extra stretched canvasses---so I created a sign.  I painted the entire surface black & then embroidered the lettering.  I thought it would be easy to design the lettering on the computer & transfer it to the canvas using dressmakers carbon.  Unfortunately, it wouldn't transfer to the painted surface.  Perhaps I could have used chalk or a white colored pencil to freehand the letters but I really wanted the printed version.

 I finally turned the canvas over, reversed the lettering & transferred it to the back.  I didn't get a very clear image but was able to use a large pin to poke holes in the canvas that I was able to see from the front.  I used the pinholes as a guide to stitch the design---not the easiest way.

I like the finished project & I have ideas for more of them but need to find a better method of transferring the lettering.  I don't know if anyone else has done anything similar to this but would appreciate any advice I can get

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018 07:42:56 AM »

Love the quote! I need this on my back porch. Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018 08:36:37 AM »

So awesome! I need this for my tiki bar.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018 09:27:27 AM »

Thanks.  I decided the "Five o'clock somewhere" quote is getting overused so I came up with this one. 
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