Christmas Pillows Using Ink Effects

6:54:00 AM

I happily accepted an offer from DecoArt to try their new
Ink Effects and create a Christmas project...


For this project I am using the black but you could make the same project using many different colors.

I am including affiliate links in blue so you can locate the products for this project at no additional cost to you. 


I began with the silhouettes of a moose, Santa, and an owl
from the Graphics Fairy.  

I traced the design right off the computer screen onto plain white computer paper.


I used the black ink effects to paint the traced image.


I did the same with all 3 images.



I waited 45 minutes for the paint to dry and was ready to iron.

Using a dry iron with no steam, lay your image face down onto your fabric. You can use the image transfer spray to get the best results on 100% cotton fabric.

After just a few minutes under the iron, lift the white paper and reveal your image.


The black ink effects paint leaves a beautiful vintage transfer.


The image can be ironed more than once, 
each image will be a shade lighter than the original. 

I used a black and white fabric for the backing and sewed 
my image into a pillow.



I used old buttons to decorate the pillow.



I did the same process with the moose image 
using a red and white vintage fabric and adding
jute and a button for a bell.


 I turned the owl images into lavender sachets by 
filling them with a great smelling flax seed, lavender mixture.





I found the ink effects easy to work with and had a great time creating fun Christmas pillows for one of a kind creative Holiday gifts.

A great idea for a children's project for gift giving too!

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9 comments

  1. wow,, thats cool. I've never heard of those. I'd love to try that too.

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  2. awesome! I never heard of ink effects. I must try! Thanks for sharing Susan!

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  3. Love how these look, Susan! Great project.

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  4. I love these. Do you think it's easier than other transfer methods?

    Bliss

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  5. Love this idea! Might just have to make the reindeer pillows myself!

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  6. These are perfect for my current lake home project pillows. Thanks for jump starting my brain for the remaining pillows. I will do a blog post on my progress later with a little blurb for your help Susan.

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  7. These are adorable, Susan! I've never tried Ink Effects, so I'll have to look for it in the stores.

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  8. Super sweet! Love the Santa:) Pinned

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  9. I haven't tried this yet...looks like fun...inspires all kinds of ideas! Love your projects!

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