I was online recently and saw that IOD has released another version of their ‘Pots’ transfers. This time it’s called Traditional Pots and you get 4 sheets of the transfer designs; two in black, one in white and one in blue!
I’ve been a fan of these ‘Pots’ transfers going way back. The first few sets I had came in a grey color and were called French Pots I, II, III and IV. Each set only included 3 of the various designs, rather than all of them. I used one of those on a galvanized watering can once and that wasn’t such a good choice.
The grey really disappeared on that galvanized metal.
However, that being said, it did work great on other surfaces if you like this more subtle look …
Then they switched to black with their Classic Pots, which worked much better on galvanized metal.
But now, they’ve added white and blue with Traditional Pots. How exciting is that? Or am I the only one to find that thrilling?
A quick q tip for today. When ordering online, be sure you are ordering the set you want. I see all three versions of these transfers still available out there, so pay attention to which one you are looking at.
To recap; French Pots = grey (and only 3 designs in each), Classic Pots = black, Traditional Pots = blue, white and black.
Anyway, I ordered a set of the Traditional Pots online and while waiting for them to arrive I stocked up on potential transfer candidates at the thrift store.
Once I started looking for white porcelain, I found a fair bit of it.
Then it was as simple as washing it all up and applying some transfers. As always, use care when applying transfers to glass/ceramics/porcelain. They are attracted like a magnet and once any part of the transfer touches the glass, it is stuck. Make sure you have it aligned properly before you get to close to the surface.
Doesn’t that blue look amazing? It totally takes that cannister from boring to simply fabulous.
This next one is my favorite …
I even added just a couple of lines of blue text to this little ironstone dish.
Such a tiny detail, yet it adds so much.
This little pitcher was one of my picker’s finds, and the blue edges it already had made it the perfect candidate for a blue transfer.
I have just one complaint about this new set of Traditional Pots transfers … that they aren’t ALL blue!
In addition to the one sheet of blue, there is one sheet of white transfers. I have to admit, I’ve never been much of a fan of the white transfers. I’ve always felt like they left too much of a shadow around the edges (like on this piece). But these look pretty darn good.
You might see a few more black toolboxes with white transfers from me in the future. This toolbox contains a bunch of my scrapbooking supplies (why can’t I part with them? I rarely scrapbook anymore) so it’s not for sale.
And then of course, there are two sheets of the black versions included in the Traditional Pots. Not that I don’t like the black ones, obviously I do since I’ve been using them for a while.
Remember that adorable button box!
That’s one of the older Classic Pots transfers, and you do get this same transfer in black with the Traditional Pots.
Since I had a feeling about the blue transfers that was very similar to how I assume hoarders must feel, I decided to use black ones on the pair of cannisters (thus hoarding the remaining blue transfers).
I painted the wooden lids black using Dixie Belle’s Midnight Sky to work with the black transfer.
I used a black transfer on the enamelware refrigerator box as well.
The question I’m always asked when I use transfers on glass, or on enamelware, is whether or not I put any sort of sealer over them, and I do not. I find that the transfers really want to stick to these surfaces (sometime even more than you want them to!). However, I would advise gentle handwashing only. If you scrubbed on them, I’m sure they would scratch. But gentle washing with warm soapy water is fine.
So, what do you think? Are you as big a fan of the blue transfers as I am?
I brought most of these items into the shop last week, so I’ll have to see whether they sell well or not. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.