Wednesday, February 15, 2012
You may remember when I made the little Nest pillow..There are many ways to transfer photocopies to fabric,ceramic,wood etc..
I have transfered color photocopies to Tiles ..from my trip to Europe and they line our powder room sink..That was a lot of fun..and so is transfering by printing with freezer paper etc with your own copier.. also by printing on T-shirt transfers.
I still like the method with Fabric Transfer Medium..and Matte Medium..
Although not always perfect(but I like that also)..there are so many uses for what you can do with them..
I like to make cache -pots..they cover a regular jam jar well and make bouquets look so personal..This one was intended for a friend~
You can adorn them the way you want..with ribbon to gather..or wire to keep a form..you can add jewels and buttons and diamonds and rubies:)(kidding..)
I have had my transfer medium..bottom left for almost 100 yrs..and the matte medium for perhaps 2.The products keep well..
The high resolution images I bought on Etsy..They arrive PDF file..
For this method you cannot use an inkjet printer..I had three copies made at my Bureau En Gros (Staples) and they are very reasonable as you know...They also print my tags etc..I send everything via computer and pick up when ready.Ahh..the joys of the internet!
You need patience..as you rub off the paper with some water and your fingers..But it is so nice to see your projects come to life..
There is another technique With Cytra-Solv~ I have not been able to find any here..But one day I will and I will let you know~
Fun fun projects..You can make journal covers..cases..all kinds of things~It's the personal touch I love so much.
PS ...My little projects are FAR from perfect..uneven.. no double stitching.. a lot of "glued"things..They are just for decorative fun purposes..They would never win an award for craftmanship..Perhaps with Citra Solv more of the paper would come off..but still I encourage you to try.
This bag was given to my friend who never looks for perfection..she just accepts everything the way they are.
I love that.