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This beautiful new range of premium transfer designs from Belles and Whistles by Dixie Belle opens so many creative doors for your projects. These transfers come in several parts, which all work together, allowing you to layer onto your project for a different look every time.
Belles and Whistles transfers are extremely user friendly; self-adhesive, requiring no glue medium; and highly versatile for use on furniture, walls, wood panels, doors and many more surfaces. They will truly transform your living space!
Sheets - 4
Total Width - 61 cm (24”)
Total Height - 96.5 cm (38”)
Please Note - this transfer comes in individual sheets and elements that can be cut out for easy placement. Each image is an individual transfer for application onto your project. It will be mailed in a cardboard tube to ensure it reaches you in immaculate condition.
How To Apply Your Transfer (full instructions are also included with your transfer):
Apply to a clean, dry surface. For painted surfaces, allow at least 48 hours for your paint to fully cure before applying the transfer (longer if the conditions are cold and drying times are extended).
Each transfer consists of two sheets, one is the matte release paper and the other is a transparent paper with the printed adhesive transfer itself. Handle carefully when removing from packaging and placing on to the desired position as the transfer is extremely thin and sticky and, once adhered, will be impossible to remove without tearing. Also included is a wood application tool which rubs down the design onto the surface. A Transfer Tool is also worth investing in, especially for larger transfers.
1. With the release paper still attached, experiment with where you want to place the transfer sections on your project (TIP - when working on furniture it is often very helpful to lay your piece on its back so that the front is facing upwards and remember to check where your hardware will go, so that you don’t end up covering over a piece of the design you want on show when you replace handles etc).
2. Gently pull back the release paper 1 to 2 inches from the top edge of the transfer. If working with a large design, tape down the top released corners of the transfer to ensure that the rub-on stays exactly in place while doing the transfer. Then slowly and carefully remove the rest of the release paper and tape down the corner and edges every few inches of the transfer (TOP TIP - I always use Low Tack Frog Tape when applying over painted surfaces. Many of the cheaper, masking tapes will pull your paint off when you remove).
3. Working from the top to the bottom, rub off the design using the wooden stick provided or the Redesign Transfer Tool, ensuring as you carefully pull away the transparent film, that the transfer has fully released and none of the small details have been missed. If anything has been missed, lay the transfer back down and go over the area again.
4. Once the entire design has been transferred, gently smooth down any bubbles or halo edges by rubbing gently with a soft cloth. Seal with Dixie Belle Clear Coat to protect your beautiful work into the future.
To Remove A Transfer:
If you ever need to remove your transfer, gently scrape off with a smooth edge tool. It may also help to soften the adhesive by blow drying first. Please note that transfers are not stickers and cannot be removed and re-adhered.
Included in this product are - single transfer (in several sections), wooden spatula, full instructions.