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Tutorial: Make a Grain Sack Towel with the Citra Solv Transfer Method!

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I love using Citra Solv, a cleaning agent, to Transfer Images onto Fabric! This is a step by step Tutorial, showing the process, on a Kitchen Towel. You can download the Printable for free on my Blog.
Time: 10 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
This is the towel that I made, along with a matching place-mat!
Step 1: Make a Mirror image of your transfer and have a toner based copy made of it. You will need to find an older copy machine, to find one with toner. Don't go to the big chains, they all use laser.
Step 2: Secure your image in place, by taping it to your Fabric. I used painters tape. Also, place something under it, that has little give to it, like cardboard or styrofoam.
Apply the Citra Solv cleaner, with a brush, or a cotton ball. Don't over saturate!
Burnish the design with a spoon. Press firmly and evenly. And remove the paper when you're done.
After the fabric/towel dries, go over it with an iron to get the excess citra solv out. (I put a towel done under it, to keep the citra solv off of my ironing board cover)
That's it! It's a nice rustic look! Stop by my blog for more details and to grab the Printable!

To see more: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/2010/01/crafty-project-grain-sack-kitchen.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Eclectically Vintage - Kelly
    Eclectically Vintage - Kelly New York, NY
    on Feb 8, 2013

    Never heard about this method Karen - and of course your printables are always amazing!

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    Karen - The Graphics Fairy Columbia, MD
    on Feb 8, 2013

    Thanks @Eclectically Vintage - Kelly! It's really fun to do, the hardest part is finding the right kind of copy machine!

  • Z
    Z
    on Feb 8, 2013

    I have to share with a few of my friends that love grain sack towels. Thanks Karen.

  • Welcome Lane Designs
    Welcome Lane Designs Wilmington, NC
    on Feb 8, 2013

    Wow! I've got to try this. Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Beth

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 8, 2013

    Thank you for providing the steps, Karen! It looks easy. Thank you for sharing!

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