Archive for June 28th, 2010

Image Transfer with Citra-Solve

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Recently, I have noticed a lot of posting and chatting about image transfer with Citra-solve. Almost six years ago, Mr C and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I cut up my wedding dress and made this quilt. The fabric was silk Peau de Soie and silk brocade. I printed photos on fabric, but for the other elements, I used Citra-solve.

I made copies of the wedding invitation, the marriage certificate and the article that was in our paper. It is important to use a copier with carbon based toner.

It was difficult to photograph this quilt. If you click on the photo, you can see a larger image. I took the newspaper story and some other elements and constructed the church in which we were married. I overlaid the invitation on to a photo of me in the dress.

Here is the marriage certificate transferred to silk.

For the quilting, I stitched around the flowers in the brocade. At the top of the quilt, I had photos of Steve and I as kids and I quilted in our names and the date.

It is funny to look back at something I made 6 years ago. I have grown so much as an artist since I made this, but it has great sentimental value.

Here is my Fiber Sketch for the day. It is titled Sun Worship.

I am so loving the weather we are having. I took two long walks with Scooter and with my other activities, I was able to rack up over 10,500 steps today. I was hoping to start a new project in my studio today, but I had a lot of SDA website work to do. Tomorrow, I have a follow-up visit with the ENT so that will blow most of the afternoon.