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Comment by Billie Wells on July 2, 2013 at 6:11am

Thanks Debra, I am going out again today and while we are supposed to get rain, It's covered and the tourists are out. Now I am looking for different products that are good sellers like flower photos on wood with words like "This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine"

Does anyone know how to affix photos onto wood?

Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on July 2, 2013 at 5:58am

Congrats Billie!!!! especially for pushing through, small steps lead to big ones. And do I understand stress, there are those who call it resistance, but for me it is full on push back. For every step forward out of my comfort zone there has been a backlash that at times has surprised me by its intensity. I have come to the conclusion that success is the badge of quiet determined courage. They who have succeeded have faced some powerful opposing forces with in themselves and overcome them. 

Comment by Billie Wells on July 1, 2013 at 5:02pm

I just did my first day at the Grove Arcade Portico - and I am hooked. I got to put out my prints and handmade cards, not just tile! Yay! I sold a little which wasn't bad for a really wet Monday. 

What was great is that I was experiencing low grade debilitating stress and almost didn't go as it was really raining. But I listened to some inspirational stuff - John Maxwell - and it was great! And Patti, Roy and Debra, I didn't like doing the tile - but I sold one!

Comment by Billie Wells on June 30, 2013 at 3:14pm

Thanks Patti,

I will have to experiment with doing that on tile. I am not too crafty. It might just be better to send them out - raise some cash. This area will let me put out my photo cards with the tile. Since this is not my love, I might work real hard for extra hours one week to raise the initial money needed to buy the first run of tile and see how they go - saving any profits for a second run and so on. But I welcome any info - I have asked around here and got another idea that didn't go very well at all. Who knows! And it's a wonderful opportunity to work my way in!

Comment by Patti Landrum on June 30, 2013 at 3:06pm
Tony I really like robot meadow. What did you use to make it? Billie, looks like Roy found a good video and instructions. If I hear from the art store I will let you know.
Comment by Billie Wells on June 30, 2013 at 2:40pm

Thanks Patti and Roy, I really appreciate it!! I am checking out the videos right now. I have a few to start tomorrow so I can also put out my photo cards - that I can do. I really appreciate you guys and this wonderful group!

Comment by Roy Simmons on June 30, 2013 at 12:37pm

***Update***found this on Goldens website.

Comment by Roy Simmons on June 30, 2013 at 12:35pm

Hi Billie,

I may be totally mis understanding here but could you use the acrylic medium transfer method? Basically print on paper then use a rub down and peel off or rub off the paper from the back leaving the image (you may need to reverse image on computer) This video shows on a large scale,this one may be more appropriate it shows a different way to basically turn an image on paper onto an image on a thin layer of acrylic, you ould then experiment with fixing this to the tiles. Hope this may be of use

Comment by Patti Landrum on June 30, 2013 at 12:07pm
Billie, I took a class that was about photo transfer image to a flat surface about five years ago at an art store in nashville. I called the store just now to see if I could get information for you about photo transfer to tile. They will call me back today or tomorrow as soon as they speak to one of the employees that is knowledgeable about this process. I do remember getting a photocopy of a photo and the ink from the xerox copy is transferred by a type of medium that I don't remember what type. I think that we transferred it to flat smooth surfaced boards that they sell in art stores, good avert stores. I will post more when I find out more information.
Comment by Billie Wells on June 30, 2013 at 11:44am

I have a question, I got into a great little space here, a portico doing photos on tile. They already have their quota on photography but she let me in doing photos on tile. I am trying to make them myself - it takes 7-10 business days to order the done ones and I don't have the money for enough right now. I affixed photos on tile with modpodge and am trying a sealer - they look ok. Actually as coasters they look ok. I can't bake them like Debra does. I am not crafty. I have put 3 coats of modpodge on them and then three coats of sealer. Does anyone have ideas? Also for sealers does anyone have any recommendation? I have a spray one and it's ok. I would love one that I can put on with a brush. 

I would love suggestions. I would love to start asap with holidays coming up. And work my way into ordering a selection and doing photography!

 
 
 

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