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Image Transfer with Citra-Solve

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.

5 Responses to “Image Transfer with Citra-Solve”

  1. Connie Rose says:

    You were definitely ahead of your time! Very cool idea to cut up the wedding dress — I wonder how many, like mine, went to thrift shops!

  2. Karen Rips says:

    I have my grandmothers wedding dress hanging in a garment bag, but I’m afraid to do anything with it which is stupid, because no one can see it in the bag. I love what you did, maybe that will get me started.

  3. Francoise says:

    This is a nice memory quilt. I’ve been thinking of cutting up my wedding dress too for a long time, but haven’t had the guts to do it yet…

  4. Diane wright says:

    It was pretty gutsy to cut and print on your gown. Great results! I’ve never been very successful with citra sol

  5. Jeannie says:

    Gerrie, you were such a beautiful bride in that gorgeous gown. Love the sun worshippers. Aren’t fresh raspberries off the bush heavenly for breakfast! Have a great week.