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Ooh-La-La!!! Image Transfers transformed into a Parisian Lightswitch Plate Redux

Hello Night OWLS! Susan back with a completed project as promised using some of the image transfers made earlier today. Due to extreme thunderstorms all afternoon, spray painting my mirror has been delayed. The beauty of having many project ideas allowed me to move on down the list. I am so excited to work with this peacock image transfer - it's so beautiful!!!

I got out recycled lightswitch plate and began altering it. Using Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer now available at, I adhered down some sections of book papers previously painted using Crystal Lacquer and the Terri Sproul Mixers.

**A TIP** To uncurl the image transfers - I misted with a small amount of water to prevent cracking. I used the Crystal Lacquer to adhere the Eiffel Tower and "Paris" image transfers on top of the collaged papers. With some acrylic paint, I brushed in a foggy sky and a cloud over the tower. This really give the image a photographic feel. I finished off the edges with some cream cording and a beautifully tied navy blue bow. Ooh-La-La!!!! 

I'm so happy how this turned out I have decided not to cut out the holes for the outlet switch. I am going to put a hanger on the back so that it will make a perfect little gift for my niece.

I hope you have a great night creating before the Monday morning Madness begins! Thanks so much for stopping by - join me next time on June 3rd. Please visit the Altered Pages website for Collage Sheets, Ephemera, Rubber Stamps, blank items ready to alter, Project kits, Tutorials and more! If you would like to see more of my work Click HERE.

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