Monday, May 23, 2011

French Inspired Pillows

I have finally tried the Citra-Solv Transfer method, making two French themed pillows.

I found extremely helpful tutorials and tips at The Graphics Fairy and 2 Vintage Sisters.
Citra-Solv was hard to find in my area, I ended up ordering it online.  
It also took a few tries to find a toner based printer that worked - my local Kinkos printers did not work.  I found an old copy machine at a local grocery store - it worked perfectly. 

I used some vintage fabric pieces that I had in my fabric stash. 

Both images are from The Graphics Fairy

The pillow forms were old pillows I had around the house. 
This image transferred a bit blurry on one side - but I don't mind.  I think it adds to the vintage look (hopefully).  
I was very happy with this method and will definitely be trying other projects. 


  1. Interesting! I don't really know a lot about this technique, but you have piqued my interest for sure.

  2. Wow, this is fascinating. I have no idea what Citra Solv is, but it seems to work well. Your pillows look fab, and I agree that the blurring does add to the aged look.
    Great project!

  3. I don't know alot about Citra Solv or I should say I know nothing about Citra Solv. What I do know is that your pillows are gorgeous!

  4. Looks awesome. Now I'm gonna have to look up those tutorials and give it a try. Hope you are having a great week!

  5. I am loving those pillows!!


  6. I haven't seen the technique but I love that it is easy, I wonder if it is as durable after washing. Thanks for sharing your tutorial was great. I will put Citra Solv on my to find list.
    Thanks for Sharing