Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Honey Bee Tray

This wood tray was a perfect candidate for an art transfer. After priming it white I painted and distressed the rim and outside plus the metal handles Satin Black. I painted the center Navajo White. NOTE: This method works best with an Eggshell or Satin Finish to the paint. If the paint finish is to glossy the image will not adhere correctly.

I have also found that the Mod Podge Transfer Method sometimes doesn't work well with color images. I only do Black & White images and then hand color the image with watered down latex paint. This gives a vintage look. More info HERE on the transfer method. After antiquing I used a waterproof sealer on this project since it can be used for serving. Wouldn't you love to have Breakfast in Bed served on this!

The Bee is from The Graphics Fairy, Thanks Karen!

Linking up to Brag Monday.


  1. John, didn't you use this Honey Bee transfer on something a month or so ago? I really like your projects and the methods you use teach me lots of new ways to create.
    Thanks again.
    Warm Regards,
    Susan B., Western MA

  2. Yep, I just found it. The Honey Bee transfer on canvas that you did.It's just so pretty. I blogged it in one of my posts. I got some very interested responses and of course, it linked back to you. Thanks again!

  3. You can use the photos of the projects on your blog too. Happy to help if you need. Check out the Honey Bee Instant Art on my blog. Just print and put in a frame!

  4. This is absolutely positively FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing your technique too!