Christmas Pillows Using Ink Effects

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.
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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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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .