Monday, February 6, 2012

"krink" paint pen, Graphics Fairy Vintage dress forms girls doll cabinet

Before I begin don't forget to enter my current giveaway for the $50 necklace from Doodles Jewels.

I am in LOVE with this adorable little doll clothes armoire that I got at Goodwill. When I got it, it looked like THIS!!!

Blech!!!! Someone had made this by hand with MDF. It was great construction, but it was not loved very much. It looked like a Grandpa or someone had made this and it never got used! So there it sat, waiting for me to make it into something BEAUTIFUL!!!
So this is when I took it into the garage and was going to SPRAY it, and found out I had a hole in the hose and my new hose needed a different fitting for the compressor and  yada, yada, yada, Had to dump out my sprayer of which the paint had been strained and start brush painting.  Just one of those days when you gotta roll with the punches.

So she got 2 coats of a nice pale pink and I waited for her to dry. Trying to figure out what I was going to do to her.
This is when I go to "the graphics fairy" for inspiration. She had these adorable antique dress forms. So I got out my carbon paper and stylus and started transferring them onto the front of the doors.

Once the image was transferred I got my OH SO FABULOUS "KRINK" PAINT PENS out and started painting the lines. Can I tell you how much I LOVE these paint pens. I am very lucky to have art catalogs so I get to see a bunch of different products that are not carried in Hobby Lobby or Michael's. I contacted the company asking if they would be willing to let me show the readers how well these work. I have seen numerous people complaining about there paint pens not being permanent. Well let me tell you. I have used these on 2 projects and could not be more excited at how well they work, and plus all the fun colors they have.  Krink has been so cool, that they are even working with me to do a giveaway of this awesome product. (more information on that coming soon)

This took me about 2 minutes to draw on. If I had to hand paint this I can tell you it would have taken much much longer than that.

Then for the top I  used the "freezer paper transfer" method. I printed another graphic off in reverse and laid it on the top and burnished it with a spoon to transfer it to the top.

When everything was dry I gave it all a good distressing with a sanding block to give it a more vintage feel.
I waxed right over the top of the dried Krink paint pen...nothing came off...Do you know how many of you have said that when you wax over your paint pens it comes off....Not this baby!! I was so excited...I had to spray lacquer on the top since that is ink jet printer ink. I knew that had to be protected.  Can you even catch how freaking happy I was with the Krink Paint pens...LOL!!!!  Simple minds simple pleasures I tell ya!!! :)

I am so excited at how well it turned out. My youngest loved it so much that it is now in her room. It sure as heck beats the old Plastic one she had.  I hope enjoyed this fun tutorial, and don't forget to be on the lookout for my giveaway from Krink Markers.   I can't wait either.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day.

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WhyCuzICan said...

Very pretty, Miss Karin! Thanks for the heads up about the paint pens you've used on the pretty piece!

Smiles, Suzanne

Unknown said...

It looks lovely! Gotta love those graphics from the fairy too! The pink you chose really is so sweet! Never tried the paint pens before, I'll be on the lookout for the giveaway!

ps. Following you now via linky followers! Love to have you stop by and link up that way now too!

Kei said...

That looks so sweet! Great makeover!

Dee said...

It turned out so cute & soooo girly. I love it. I've never heard of those pens, I always use permapaque & I do have a problem when I glaze over it. I'll have to try those. Thanks for the heads up, Dee

Cassie Bustamante said...

oh wow! i LOVE that, karin! my daughter would love it, too! it's adorable!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is sooooo beautiful! You turned it into such an amazing piece and something that will be an heirloom. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

You sure wouldn't know this cabinet was made out of MDF, because now it is so beautiful. Love the Krink paint pens and will be trying them out. Don't you just love the graphics fairy. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

Holly Lefevre said...

This is amazingly beautiful! I love the graphics and the color and how your transformed everything! I am featuring this on Tickled Pink!