Saturday, April 18, 2015

Vintage Moms

This post is dedicated to our vintage moms, and to the vintage moms we will become.

Vintage Moms

My own beautiful vintage mom turned 80 this last winter!  This pattern is from a set of vintage 40's or 50's transfer patterns that my aunt had.  I just love the designs!

You will need:
Transfer Paper
Chalk marker

I wanted to keep the design as original as possible, so I didn't alter the pattern.  I used the chalk markers because I want to keep it for awhile and I didn't want it to smudge.

First decide the position of your pattern.  Then place the transfer paper down with the chalk side of the transfer paper against the chalkboard and place your pattern on top.

Next, use your stylus to trace the pattern.

Then, trace over the chalk pattern with a chalkboard marker.

As you can see, I did my design in sections.

I just love the vintage look!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  1. That was a lot of careful work and you have such a great result. First visit to your blog, I am adding you to my blog list, following and pinning your wonderful idea. And yes I am in the grandma stage of life, looking after aging parents.

  2. This is so wonderful - my mother had so many of these transfers she used. I loved using some of them as well. But, I love your idea of putting them on a chalkboard - so cute. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  3. So cute! Just visiting from You're Going to Love it Tuesday. :)

  4. This is adorable! Visiting from The Enchanting Rose and I will be a new follower! Love this idea!

  5. What a sweet project.. It looks so perfect in that frame. I'm guessing that it took a lot of time~ Great job!
    Best wishes for your day.
    Tamara <3

  6. Very sweet decoration and a great idea. Have a wonderful day, Heather

  7. I love the vintage mothers! What a sweet project! I am visiting from Roses of Inspiration and look forward to following along :)

  8. another super fun idea! the vintage images are great!

  9. That is pretty cool- the stencils are so original looking too!

  10. This is really cool! Thank you so much for sharing with us on Brag About It!

  11. I LOVE this sweet creation! You continually amaze me with your ideas, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Happy hugs to you!

  12. What a fun item to display! Very nice project. :)

  13. Really great way to get a fantastic print on the chalkboard! Love it and it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  14. That is so cute! I've embroidered a couple of the ladies from that set. My transfers came from Great-Grandma's stash.

  15. This looks great! It seems like very delicate work, but I just might give it a try.

  16. This is brilliant! Never heard of a chalkboard marker. Thanks so much for sharing on Found & Foraged!

  17. This looks so incredible! I'm always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  18. Hi Brenda, the vintage pattern is so fun and I love the idea of putting them on a chalkboard! I'll be a vintage mom sooner than I think. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Oh, I love this! I'd never thought about transferring one of those old patterns to chalkboard; what a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

  20. This is super cute. Where would I pick up transfer paper?

  21. Hey friend, just wanted to tell you that Fabulous Friday will be next Friday. I just moved into my new home and its been chaotic, so i had to postponed it, Love your vintage moms you shared