Creating Decor Using IOD Transfers.
IOD [Iron Orchis Designs] transfers are making the possibilities for embellishing and updating worn old furniture limitless. Using IOD transfers on this dresser certainly made this piece a work of art! Love how it came out.
Adjusting Your IOD to Fit Your Project
Did you know that you can cut the transfers to fit the piece you are working on? This is how the “Memoires Transfer” looks out of the box.
But that didn’t look right on this piece of furniture. So do you see what I did? I fit the larger more ornate part of the design on the three big drawers. I then cut the rest to fit properly on the smaller drawers at the top of this dresser. The flower bouquet fit perfectly on the full drawer and the copyright and address were perfect on the top small drawers.
Hint: I made sure the french wording was not too crazy when changing the order by getting a translation on google.
The base of the dresser was painted in Fusion’s Sterling and the drawers are painted in Fusion’s Lamp white. The color variations are subtle but effective. Because this dresser is mahogany, we first primed it with a Lacquer Primer to prevent bleed-through. When working with IOD transfers you want to make sure your piece is clean and smooth. The manufacturer recommends a matte surface for the best adhesion. It takes a bit of time and patience to get it set and then finished but it so worth it.
Surfaces for IOD
I did these two sign with frames my husband made from pallet wood, definitely not smooth and much more work because of it! The wood is so rough that I broke a couple of the sticks [tools] used to transfer them. I then used a quarter to finish and it worked well rubbing the design onto the surface.
This transfer “La Fleur” is 24″ wide X 36″ tall and took about 2 hours [with breaks] to complete. Mostly because the design is so intricate and the surface was so rough. Painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Eulalies Sky
The Finicky Fox is 36″ wide X 24 ” tall and makes a great piece of art work for a kitchen or dining room. Both of these pieces were painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint before the design was transferred to the boards. All the designs are sealed with a water based poly.
IOD or Iron Orchid Designs has released a new catalog with stock arriving to the retailer [that’s us] in June and July. We will be listing more of the designs here on our website as the stock becomes available for sale.
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