Sunday, October 30, 2011

It Works!


I was slow to jump on the citrasolv bandwagon to make fabric transfers.  I've printed on fabric through my printer, and used heat transfers.  I've wanted to try this method,  but it was impossible to find locally.  I found some at Amazon, and when my order (well, half of it) arrived from Amazon, I couldn't wait to try it.  I had a bunch of photocopies I made at the local Staples.   I followed the directions I found online, and zilch...nothing happened!  Was I doing it right? Was my fabric prepared correctly? I went back online and everyone said how easy it was, done in 5 minutes...

Could it be the photocopy? It had to be. So a quick trip to the Jewel where there is a copier at the entrance. For fifteen cents, I got a grainy (by comparison to the staples copies) copy. I went home and tried again, and in minutes I had this great transfer. That was the answer.  Something about the toner. (All toner copiers are not alike, you may have to try a few!) The beautiful french grain sack graphic is from the generous Graphics Fairy.

Today I'll experiment a little. I still have to heat set the image and wash it, and see how it holds up. Then I'll crochet edges...maybe tea dye the towels...  I've got some canvas totes that need decoration...  oh, the artist canvas, I wonder how that would look sewn into a pillow with a great graphic on the front...  I have some stretched canvas'...  ...a tee shirt for the little one...   I just love a new craft project that stirs up the imagination!!  Have a beautiful day!



Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Heidi said...

That looks lovely! Oh I so want to try some! Can't wait to see what you make with them!
:)Heidi

Lynne said...

Really nice Penny, try just the plain edged feed sack look too, if you do a pillow . . .

There I go . . . just like a "mom."

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I saved that exact Graphics Fairy image a long time ago, and have been waiting to do the whole citrasolv thing, I even have a "file" with all the ways you can transfer images...I've been chicken to try, but now no excuse! SO glad it worked!

xoxo
Kathy

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks great Penny! I love that graphic! I find that the library copier makes the best transfers!