Monday, November 12, 2012

Creating a French Pillow

Happy Monday Friends, Today I have a French pillow design to share using a plain brocade style quilted pillow I created from scrap fabric.
Next you will need a plain fabric doily. I had this one in my stash and it measured perfect for this size pillow that will be sewn in place when complete.
Then you will need a Chartpak Clear Marker. I purchased mine on line from Amazon.
Also needed is a Pitt Artist Pen found at most art shops.
You will also need a french graphic or other style wording. I found this one from The Graphics Fairy. Print the design in reverse on a laser printer. Ink Jet will not work. Now, placing the design in reverse, pin over the doily on the right side placed on a piece of cardboard for a sturdy surface. Using the chartpak marker, burnish over the graphic words till all is transferred. Avoid lifting off the doily as it may move and will be impossible to place on again. After dry, lift off graphic and the design will be transferred to the fabric doily.
Now you can call it finished at this point if you want a faded look and sew all around the doily in place on the pillow or you can go over the graphic words like I did using the Pitt pen to make it a bit darker. I went over the letters leaving some of the shading in place for a time worn look.
French Pillow Complete. Quick, Easy and Fun! And, I might add, the chartpak clear marker can be used on wood too transferring graphics to furniture and more. Light colors work best and again, the transfer must be printed using a Laser Printer.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Creating, Celestina Marie

21 comments:

bj said...

This is just lovely.
Wish I had a laser printer....:(
Have a great day....

Old Time Cindy said...

Sweet looking pillow. Thanks for sharing!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous pillow and the instructions were invaluable! Many copy/print shops like Staples will print these for you on their laser printers for a small fee. Just bring it in on a thumb drive. Thanks for the tutorial Celeste!

Katherine Wolak said...

You are such an artist my dear!!!! They look absolutely divine, both pillows! But the one you show is absolutely stunning!!! Im in love with how beautiful it turned out!

Hugs,

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

That's just beautiful Celeste!... xoxo Julie Marie

izary said...

przepińôkna poduszka, taka bardzo kobieca i romantyczna, serdecznie pozdrawiam :)

Holly Loves Art said...

What a lovely, lovely design. Such talent and cleverness you have! I just did a post about pillows too. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Susan said...

Celestina, this is a beautiful pillow. You did a wonderful job with your creations. But you always do my friend!

20 North Ora said...

What a gorgeous pillow! You did a great job. Thanks for showing us the "how to".

Judy

Createology said...

Lovely pillow you have created. Thank you for sharing your technique. The end result is stunning. Blissful Creating Dear...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gorgeous pillow, I have used the blender pen before and love it, this is such a good idea!!

Carol

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

This is so elegant and lovely! Thank you always for sharing!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

You are so creative and your work is so lovely!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

You are genius, Celestina. This is GORGEOUS. Unfortunately, I have ink jet. :( I don't think I'd do such a good job as you though. ;)
Have a beautiful day, my friend.
XOXO's,
Marcia

PEA said...

You, my dear, are amazing! You make it look so simple and easy to create such a beautiful pillow. I had never even heard of a Chartpak Clear Marker or a Pitt Artist Pen so I'm learning something new from you every day:-) xox

Linda M. said...

Hi Celestina, Your pillow is gorgeous, thank you for sharing the how-to. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Donna said...

Your pillow is amazing, Celestina! Tres chic! I've not heard of that method of transferring an image, you did a gorgeous job!!

1CardCreator said...

I just realized I should be Pinning these beauties, so I did! Hope to share you and your gorgeous work with a few more people.

The Stitching Coop said...

Miss C, Can these be laundered should the need arise? I have my critters so all things must be able to withstand laundering. I try so hard to kick them off the couch, off the bed, off my lap.. but, I digress and call for their company most of the time. :) Your pillow is gorgeous. I just realized to the right you have a beautiful saying.

Do a deed of simple kindness, though it's end you may not see; It may reach, like widening ripples, down a long eternity. Norris.

Love it.
Hugs
Tammy

tina said...

so pretty!

Eileen said...

Love what you do with White! Amazing how you can turn such a solid color into one of colorful beauty. Love your roses and your designs that you incorporate into your items. Love looking at your blog.! A lot of love for every thing you do! :-)
hugs,
Eileen