Divine Swine

Oh, I had just the best time making this bar towel for our small upstairs wine bar. I know I am going to have to make more for the wine cellar but until then I will have to bask in the total cute of this one. Really it was rather quick and easy with the use of the Transfer Artist Paper  and the divine images from the Graphics Fairy (link to the left).

Using photoshop I took the pig image and resized it and then duplicated  it three times and printed it on the TAP. I then cut it out leaving an itty bitty bridge of paper betwee then three pigs making them easier to place together and level.

Time to iron!
I flipped over the pig image and put it in place and then gave it a good hot ironing. ( With TAP you want a good constant heat and when the tansfer is done it is easy to lift off, if you are getting resistance try a bit more heat)

It was then time to add the words.
When I created the file in photo shop I typed in my words then used the flip function to mirror them so when ironed on the would read correctly. This is always a bit of a challange for me since I am VERRRRRRY muddled in that way.. so to be sure I always hold it up to the light and look through the back of the image..if it is readable that way I know I have it correctly oriented. Feel free to mock me now.

Iron on the wording and call it a day!

I made the towel from a bit of left over Onsburg fabric from another project and some ribbon I found in the stash but this project would be just as good with a well washed store bought  bar towel.

Want to make this project yourself??  You can with a just a bit of help from a file I have created for you to print at home. All you will need is some sort of transfer paper ( I reccomend TAP) and a towel.

You will then want to download this image
 ( Your actual version will have the words mirrored)

I have created this  file has two options for wording since I "likz" you people.  

Please feel free to download it for your own use and in exchange please leave a comment and if you have  not done so yet please ~like~  me so you can keep up with all whats new here at the Anarchy Farm!


SewCalGal said...

Very cute Maddie. Thanks for the image too.


Bernie said...

How fun and whimsical! It was nice of you to offer up the pattern. I'm a new follower from Brag Monday.

Esther Asbury said...

I've never used transfer artist paper - but what a great idea! You did a great job with your 3 little pigs!
BTW - thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Your towel is so cute! I love the images! I used regular transfer paper for some towels and pillows, but just bought the TAP stuff and can't wait for it to arrive so I can compare.

Have a great day.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

That is brilliant. I love the Graphics Fairy. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the pattern.

jenclair said...

Adorable! Love those pigs. I've got some TAP paper, but haven't used it yet.

CamWill said...

I'm trying to decide between an iron-on transfer and fabric printing to getting photos onto a quilt. Do you know how well the TAP transfers stand up to washing?