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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
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
This is the towel that I made, along with a matching place-mat!
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
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.
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
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.
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
Apply the Citra Solv cleaner, with a brush, or a cotton ball. Don't over saturate!
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
Burnish the design with a spoon. Press firmly and evenly. And remove the paper when you're done.
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
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)
  • tutorial make a grain sack towel with the citra solv transfer method, crafts
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

Got a question about this project?

  • Eclectically Vintage - Kelly

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

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy

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

  • Z
    Z

    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

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

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY

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

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