Monday, June 27, 2011

CU OK Antique Iron-on Transfers

So I was at an antique store a couple of weeks ago and came across a package of antique iron-on transfers that they used to use for dish towels, pillow cases, etc.  They were cheap enough and I thought I could probably do something with them.  I took them out last night and started messing with them.  The problem is, they are so old that they fall apart when you barely touch them.  I had a time unfolding them and scanning them. I then had to import them into Photoshop and clean them up and extract the faded drawings from the brown paper backgrounds.  Some filter work, smoothing, etc. and I finally have a finished .png of the drawing.  I have a bunch more and will get them out in the next few posts.  The others include some farm animals, kittens, cowboys etc.  See the preview and example below:

SC_AntiqueTransfers1

Download the CU OK Antique Transfer Set 1 HERE (SafeSync DL)

or HERE (SkyDrive)

Ok, I hate the new Skydrive format.  I can’t link to a single .zip file anymore and the entire shared folder appears when you click on the link.  Hopefully you see the download option on the right pane when you click on the link.  I will be searching for yet another file sharing service. UGH!  Anyone use Google Docs to share files? I could use Pogoplug again but that uses my internet bandwidth and won’t work of the hard drive crashes. Anyway, here’s an example of how I used one of the .png files:

example

Oh, and they are resized for the preview but the actual .pngs are very large.  The square one in the bottom left corner takes up a whole 12 x 12 page (for overlays, etc.)

36 comments:

Brandi said...

Oh thanks! These are great. I remember sitting down with my grandma and using these to embroider things when I was little. Nice memory. :)

Tammy said...

Thank you very much! My mom used to embroider things like this a lot when I was young. :)

Joy Burkhart said...

Love the way you used these digitally! I've come across several recently online. All remind me of me and my grandma when I was younger, too. Thanks for finding and sharing!
XoXoXo
Joy

SONDRA said...

Thanks so much for sharng!

Gail said...

So gorgeous - thank you!

BlueCat said...

Pretty! Thank you very much.

NanaScraps said...

oh these are awesome and what fantastic extractions...you rock!! thank you

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [28 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Imze said...

Thank you so much - so pretty!Can't wait to try making something with them!!

Anonymous said...

Just adore these. Remember them well.

Numbbumm Sue

Dinphy said...

They're so pretty! thank you for all the work you did on them!

shelly c said...

Thank you so much for spending time on these, they are lovely!

Janarae said...

Deb these are awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :) I remember embroidering and painting with these when I was a girl....yes I am dating myself. LOL oh well :) Maybe I will get mine out and use them for my scrapbooking...hmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

You might look into dropbox as a way of sharing your files. I'm not sure if or what their restrictions are on having people download from your public folder but I've seen a lot of designers go to that option lately.

Thanks again for the freebie!

ekorn said...

Thank you for going to so much work to share these with us! They're fabulous and I can't wait to see the others.

Rebecca said...

Those are just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!

Toucan Scraps said...

they look great Deb, thank you. And your example is so pretty

Meisie said...

I too remember these from embroidering! Thanks for sharing...btw the Skydrive was easy to use as the correct folder was highlighted in the listing. No need to hunt for it at all (it was also listed in the right hand panel btw)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, love 'em!

Van said...

Fabulous - thank you for sharing!

vickie said...

Thank you!

Stacey said...

these are awesome! thank you for your hard work and sharing with us!

Carol said...

Thanks, Deb!
I love these!
juno
xx
Juno's Place
Cards by Carol

Yvette said...

These are great. Thank you so much for the great work you did on them.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for all the wonderful freebies!
Donna

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

I remember using these for embroidery too. I hated sewing as I was left handed and the teacher always started off my work right handed and got angry when I turned it upside down to work!!!!!
Thanks for these. I wasn't going to grab them until I saw what you had done with a flower! That persuaded me I had to have them! Thanks! That first download was easy enough - for us at least.

Sue said...

So cute! Thank you! :)

Ashley Wilcox Stephens said...

Gorgeous work, as always. I can tell you took so much time! Thank you, so generous!

IvoryKeys said...

Wow! You have so much more patience than I do. I'm still working on extracting a crocheted edging that I made -- I'll just be thankful that you did all this work for us!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Hugs Kirsten.

Chelle said...

Have you thought about using Amazon s3 storage? They have a free option to get started with - you can also set it up so links have to be clicked from your site to prevent hotlinking. If you end up trying it and need help with the bucket permissions just let me know & I will send you the directions.

Thanks again for all the beautiful items, I think these will be a lot of fun to color and use for making papers :)

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you for this download...

HobbyBook - digital Freebies said...

Thank you for sharing! gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Love what yo did with the transfer! Very Cute.
Amberpony Creates

Anonymous said...

Box.com
I am fairly certain you can use the site to share a single folder, not everything in the folder.

Cajun Beautys Scraps said...

I download from Google Docs and it works great!! You can link to specific items as well. I have download everything from single papers to whole kits from one designer and it works great. I know you have retired from this, but if you ever decided to step out of retirement and come back Google Docs would be a great option!! I also want to say as a Lifetime commercial license owner that I still appreciate all the cu ok freebies you have posted here and I would be running back here with bells on if you did come back even if for a short time. I love everything you have made!! I also wish you good luck with your jewelry. I may have to bookmark that for later!! Sending lots of thanks your way for all your freebies and for being the person you are!!!