A Little More Milk & Cream

Lest you think I finally got bored of using the Milk and Cream Co. image on things…I haven’t.  I was just waiting for the right piece to use it on.
The Milk and Cream Co. Graphic Image Transfer on Vintage Wooden Kitchen Shelf by Knick of Time
Omni Gel Image Transfer on Wood with Milk and Cream Company image via Knick of Time
When I hung my new/repurposed Primitive Wall Cupboard in my kitchen, I hung it where this paper towel holder/shelf previously had been.  It seemed perfect for the Milk & Cream graphic.

I wanted to do it as a transfer, rather than using a stencil, so that the shadow border would be on it.  I looked up lots of tutorials on the internet and decided to use Omni Gel for my transfer.  Every tutorial I read seemed to use a slightly different method, so I decided trial and error would be my method!  I printed the image at Staples, in reverse, so I’d have an laser copy, then trimmed closely around the letters.  I used a foam brush to paint one coat of Omni Gel on the front of the image and carefully laid it in place.  All the tutorials I read said to let it dry for around 8 hours, but I was impatient and used a blow dryer to speed up the drying.

How to Image Transfer on Wood

I was a little nervous, hoping I didn’t mess it up by rushing it.  Here you can see that once I wet the paper down with a wet rag, the image shows through.  I used my fingers and that rag to gently start rubbing the paper off.

How to Image Transfer on Wood

Don’t freak out if you rub all the paper off the image and it looks like the word, “Milk” – it looks like that when it’s dry, but once you put a coat of Modge Podge or other sealer over it, it darkens up again.  Just make sure you really do have all the paper off.

The Milk and Cream Co. Graphic Image Transfer on Wooden Kitchen Shelf

Ta da!  I’m thrilled with how it turned out.  It was immediately purchased in my shop, so it is not available.

White Wooden Paper Towel Holder Shelf

See more creative Shelves, Cabinets and Cupboards HERE.



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  1. The milk and cream transfer is perfect for that wall shelf and I’m not at all surprised that is sold right away! I love it!

  2. Super cute little shelf. I love how easy the transfer process sounds. I’m not very good at hand painting any letters.

  3. Your shelf turned out lovely.

  4. That is adorable!

  5. That image works so well on that piece! I’m sure the buyer was a happy camper to find it.

  6. That is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Adorable shelf!

  8. Once again Angie, another gorgeous project! Gel medium is one of my favorite transfer methods too – so easy. I think I’m going to try your blow dryer tip next time because patience is not one of my virtues.

  9. Not surprisingly, I love it! The graphic is awesome and you use it on the perfect pieces 🙂

  10. love it
    and that big hunk of soap
    resting on it!

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  11. Hey, were do you get Omni Gel? Can i get it at Hobby Lobby? This and your next post is really cool!

  12. super job Angie! I’ve tried it, and it didn’t work, but like you I was impatient and didn’t use a hair dryer. lol


  13. I love this transfer method. I usually use Modge podge but I’m going to give the Omni Gel a try!

  14. i’ve never heard of Omni Gel…after seeing your post,i think i will try it!
    love your pieces you have done!!

  15. Love this! Would love to know if you sell this as a digital image.

  16. Love this! Would love to know if you sell this as a digital image.

  17. Your wall shelf turned out very pretty! You make it look so easy. I’ve been wanting to try a photo transfer of the grandkids, even bought the Mod Podge photo transfer stuff just haven’t got around to trying it out yet. Maybe I can get some done for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  18. Wow, so you use a laser copy of the images and not ink jet? I haven’t tried transferring yet, but I’ve read so many say ink jet. Thanks for sharing!

  19. That is so cute!!!! I love it and to do something similar. Where do you find the prints?

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