I sell a lot of little plaque pictures at Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon. Most of them are priced below $20.00 and the best sellers have inspirational phrases. “Be Brave” has always been a good seller.
This little plaque is the lid to a cigar box and I covered the front with washi tape and did a little painting with some paint pens. I have a big collection of magazine font letters that I love because they are FREE!
Recently I got inspired to think of ways to have my art do double duty. This image was so bright and cheerful I figured it would work as a graphic on one of the black canvas bags I got at JoAnn Fabrics.
My package of fabric transfer sheets comes with 5 light fabric and 5 dark fabric. If you are transfering on light colors, the directions say to reverse your image so the message will print correctly.
I forgot the dark colored fabric transfers don’t need to be flipped because you apply the transfer differently. I reversed the image and when I got ready to apply the transfer the irony of my mistake made me laugh out loud.
NEVER GIVE UP….go back and print it correctly this time!
If you are a maker, for example a quilter, it would be fun to take a nice photo of the quilt before you sell it or give it away. Then you can use that image as a fabric transfer for a canvas bag or a greeting card. Canvas bags make great Christmas presents! Just saying! LOL
Anyway, it is very rewarding to get “mileage” out of an original craft.
Since it only takes a few minutes to turn a photo into a free printable I am offering this image for you to printout: