Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another Lesson in Creativity NOT!

I feel pretty stupid right now.....I went to make the decals for the jars and boy did I run into a road block! I have clear decal paper and white decal paper, and so I thought, OK...this should be on clear. Well, guess what? The decal comes out totally transparent....because there is no "white" on the back round like the original from Meyercord. They must have actually done a two step process. So I thought OK....the white will work, nope! All of the back round including where you cut around the decal is white! DRAT!!!!!! How in the heck am I going to do this? Well, my bestest friend Cheri came over and we worked on Word, I don't know Photoshop yet....and we came up with this:








Now, where you see white in the box it is white, not clear....so it changed how the decal looks.....I am so bummed! I wanted to make these for lots of things! But either you put them on a colored surface or you paint the surface a color, clear glass will not work with reproductions!

Linda, do not fear, I have an original for you......but my idea of selling these on Etsy is going to have to wait until I can figure out a way to make the decal opaque, but the back round clear.....if that is even possible. I feel pretty defeated right now. This is the best we could come up with for right now.....and it takes up the whole front square of glass on the jar......still cute but not as cute as the original! I looked at reproduction decal people on Ebay and they always show the decals on an opaque service, never clear glass..... So maybe I put this sweet little girl on something else..... Oh well another lesson in how things aren't always what they seem :)









15 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Sandy, I can't tell you how many times I thought something would work and look so cute only to have it fail. You just chalk it up as a learning experience. Have a nice week! Twyla

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Don't give up! I hope you find a way to make this work. The idea is adorable. Good luck! I bet someone in blogland will find a solution for you. Best to you!

Into Vintage said...

The answer to every problem at my house is, "Did you google it?". :-) I bet Sweet Bee is right - some lovely blogger will help out. I hope you find an easy solution - such a cute idea. -amy

PamKittyMorning said...

You'll have no problem once you master photoshop!!

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

I have a stash of vintage decals and you're right. They do have an opaque layer behind the color so that they'll show up on glass.

But never fear! Once you use Photoshop, you will be able to have a layer in white (or another solid color), so you should be fine.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Try, try & try again. Don't give up. I find my best pieces come from my worst disasters. Hugs to you. Tammy

Carol J. said...

Howdy. Perhaps, if there's a craft shop/bookstore near you, you could look for info on transferring decals onto clear glass. Or, as "Into Vintage" suggested...google it.

I know nothing about it myself, but I'm sure that somewhere, your answer is waiting! Good luck! :)

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for all of your support, I am headed to my friend Meri's house this week, she is a master at Photoshop! I really appreciate all of your comments and help!

debbie said...

Dear Sandy,
What fun it was to finally be able to visit you at 521 Lake Street. I have so enjoyed myself and have wanted one of those cracker jars just exactly like the one you gave away.
I have not been able to blog like I have in the past related to my daughter being so sick and my DH and I took care of her in our home until she went home to Jesus on 10/23/09. I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXCHANGED THE PRIVILEDGE TO TAKE CARE OF HER, BUT MY BLOGGING FAMILY MEANS THE WORLD TO ME...THEY HAVE HELPED US ALL THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT TIME INCLUDING SENDING OVER 400 GET WELL CARDS TO MY BELOVED AMY.
my sister, Sherry, at Country Wings lives in Phoenix,Arizona.
I so much look forward to getting to know you and many others, now that I have idle, sad time.
I LOVE YOUR BLOG....vintage tablecloths, jars, decals, cherries....such a fun period in history.
Have a good week, Sandy.
Angel Hugs
Debbie

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog! If you make a mesh wreath I would love to see it!! Your blog is really cute by the way! Kristen

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Sorry to hear about your problems with this transfer. I struggle with anything technical. I'm glad you have a friend that can help you with it. One of my son's is pretty good at these things, so I save every question I have for him.
Blessings,
Marcia

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Sandy,
You worry to much sweetie. I am sure how ever you do it, it will be beautiful. You are a whizz. Hugs, Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Sandy. I'm so sorry you're so frustrated with your project! But I can tell you have determination and I have faith you'll figure it out! It is the most precious little decal!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

♥georgie♥ said...

I wish i was more crafty based so i could help you out sandy! I know you will figure out tho' and your etsy shop will be up in no time...

I am out visiting all the wonderful SSS participants and i hope you are doing okay shopping for your partner-if need anything please let me know...

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Sandy, I have complete confidence in your creativity to solve this problem. Look at all of the customers lining up! We'll wait! Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

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