Oct 16, 2012

DIY: His & Hers Sillhouette Pillows with Fabric Transfer Paint

I love discovering new craft tools to play with, which is why I was thrilled to partner with Ink Effects paint to create these custom His & Hers silhouette pillows! I've experimented with several iron-on image transfer techniques in the past, but have found that the fabric can sometimes turn out stiff. That's where Ink Effects comes in...you just paint on a regular piece of paper, then transfer the ink onto your fabric using an iron. It was the exact trick I needed to get my silhouettes to be the perfect shape. I love how these turned out and I think they're a great way to add some custom handmade flair to any room. And maybe an anniversary gift idea? Follow the instructions below to create your own!
  
Materials:
Ink Effects fabric transfer ink (comes in many different colors)
• Paintbrush
• Full-page printed profile images (you can use your printer at home, but make sure the profiles are mirror images of one another and are not facing the same direction)
• Pillow sham (ideally made from synthetic fabric. See instructions below if you are using cotton)
• Iron 
• Scissors
• Piece of plain white paper
 


Steps:

• Cut around the edges of the two images to create your silhouette patterns.
• Turn the images around and paint the blank side of the paper with Ink Effects. Let it dry for a few minutes then add another coat. Repeat a couple more times. The thicker your paint is, the darker your transferred image will be so don't be afraid to layer it on.
• After the ink is completely dry (about 45 minutes), place the images with the ink side facing down onto the pillow shams.
• Tip: This product works much better with man-made synthetic fabrics. If your fabric contains more than 60% cotton, you will need to first apply the Ink Effects Basecoat to prep the fabric.
• Place a plain white piece of paper over the image to protect the fabric from burning once you start ironing. 
• Iron on the transfer without steam for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Remember to keep the iron moving the entire time to ensure an even transfer. 
•  Peel up a corner of the image to make sure the transfer is dark enough. If not, keep ironing until you reach your desired look.
• Remove the paper and image and enjoy!

Click here for a video tutorial on this product created by DecoArt®.  And follow along on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all my DIY projects.

This project was sponsored by DecoArt®. All opinions are my own. 


1 comments:

  1. The idea of using photos of the actual couple is amazing! and the result is gorgeous!

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