Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Girl in the Mirror

It worked!


And I'm thrilled.  

The photographs make me appear a bit blurry but that's only because I had to take the picture at an angle; otherwise, the mirror would be reflecting me and my camera!  

When you look at the image dead-on, it is a really nice transparent facsimile of the original.  

I did as the instructions said...used my finger to burnish the transfer paper and then waited an hour for it to cure before removing the paper backing.  

I'm glad I printed out the pictures in varying levels of opacity.  I ended up using the darkest one (80%) because the lightest one (50%) was too light.


Overall I am really excited about this product and all the possiblities for using my own rub-on transfers.

Now, I'm off to frame the mirror...though I'm a bit busy behind the scenes with Christmas present making and getting ready for Round 2 of the Hari-kuyo Needlebook class which will start on November 12.  More information to come on that next week...

Happy day to you all and thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate it.

14 comments:

Cari said...

Oh I love it !! I'm so glad it worked !! And the colors of the gray background travel from mirror to chair, chair to mirror...just like a vision of sorts. I'm sure you planned it that way. It's lovely !

Rachel said...

Wow! Perfect - just as I imagined it would look if it worked. Which just goes to show how well you describe what you are aiming for...

Gerry Krueger said...

I would love to see a shot of you in the mirror taking a photo of you on the mirror... Sorta like "I'm lookin back to see...................." Gerry

gracie said...

What a wonderful touch the mirror is! Good for you to find a way....

Createology said...

Your image is perfectly reflected in this mirror. I can see this piece taking shape and it is stunning in its shades of grey. Blissful Memories...

Judy S. said...

So glad it worked for you, Susan, and so glad I waited until today to read both posts and didn't have to wonder and wait...... Can't wait to see more!

Sheila said...

That is an *amazing!* technique. Who knew there was stuff like that out there?

Also, I really like how the white plaid in your skirt mirrors the stitching of the cement blocks on the walls. Definitely a very serendipitous find, linking the picture and composition together so nicely.

FlowerLady said...

Wonderful and I LOVE that chair.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Teresa said...

So happy it all worked out for you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

wendy said...

Oh this turned out perfect!! So glad it worked!

margaret said...

well this has worked well, not sure I fully understood how or why but work it certainly has

Jillayne said...

It looks really great Susan - congratulations! It's fun when you figure something out like that and it comes out just as you want it.

elmsley rose said...

Lovely! Looking forward to a fabulous frame....call me nerdy but I'd find that exciting.

Catherine said...

Finally catching up on the last couple of posts. Love the chair and wow, the mirror technique is fab!! You never disappoint!

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