Monday, May 10, 2010

French cushions...







For the first time I succeded in printing on fabric. Thanks to IKEA´s very thin and shappy curtains. Now I have fabric for thousand cushions.

32 comments:

  1. I don't know if I should stop reading your blog as it's becoming same kind of torture as it's when looking all these Bespaq furniture in the internet - admiring them but not able to have them... I LOVE YOUR CUSHIONS! (sulking. my stupid printer doesn't work so I can't even try the printing. sulking some more.)

    No, jokes as jokes. Your pillows are fabulous as is all of your stuff, I love your style and the colours you use as I'm more of an black-gray-brown person. And love all this strange thigns - not saying that your cushions are strange :D

    Fabulous.

    Ira

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  2. *LOL*... And thanks!!! I know the feeling Ira, as I last week envious was glanning at wonderful french cushions on Lissu´s blog. And when I have been dropping my tonsils over a lot of other beautiful blog, including your :0)

    On reason for me to make my Gypsy Boudoir Shop is a need to do a bit more romantic and victorian stuff. My Obsidian Hall is dark, mysterios and a teeny weeny `kinky´ ;0)

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  3. Damn, those are beautiful, Annie. Just stunning. I'm curious about printing onto fabric -- is it easy? Fiddly? Crazy-making? It's such an appealing concept, and you've done it so well that it's inspiring!

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  4. Dear Annie, you have a trail of admirers depressed (a little) from your unparalleled skill :-)
    Among them are too!
    The cushions are wonderful, I say no more...
    A hug

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  5. Nina...Fiddly? A bit, but not as difficult as I assumed. The tricky part is to glue and iron the fabric to paper... smooooooth smoooooth! Choose a very thin fabric. I used a gluestick, normal printing paper and tape at the top, to ensure that you don´t get tiny threads into your printer. Cut of the excess fabric very neatly and print! Choose printer settings to `Quick normal´... Go ahead!

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  6. Wonderful your cushions!! I tryed ones to print on fabric but my printer did not want to....had a tough job getting everything out again...he was completly stuck...but now with your tip of the Ikea fabric, I try it again ;-)

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  7. Thank you Flora... There are so many very skilled miniature artists out there. I´m not one of them, I´m just good at copying ideas and tutorials... and take great photos ;0)

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  8. michelle...Miniaturist loves IKEA! My first try was with a heavy linnen fabric and I had the same problem as you... Don´t tell my husband ;0)

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  9. Hi, Annie!
    You pillows are so fantastic, what a great method to get nice mini-fabrics just as you like it...
    Love, Susanne

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  10. Annie, these cushions are great. I love the style. I'm venturing into the world of print on fabric too (or at least I hope to) - never done it before but I really fancy the idea. Tell me, where does everyone find all those lovely prints in the first place?

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  11. Irene... Thanks :0) A great source is graphicsfairy.blogspot.com. Or google images... I copy/paste and minimize in a word document... and print.

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  12. Susanne... Printing on fabric is a goldmine for miniaturists. But don´t wash it, the colour is not waterproff ;0) I´ve put a few pieces in the "Susanne box"...
    Hugs Annie

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  13. Annie, shut up, your so very skilled! From everything you do can be seen your own style even if it's originating from a tutorial etc.

    And your Obsidian Hall is the perfect thing, I like the dark, mysterious, a bit kinky and stuff that looks really scary - I'm the biggest fan of mass murderer books, vampires, dark movies etc. I want to do some a bit supernatural minies, but haven't yet figured out the whole idea - I don't want it to be this nice and sweet thing so more thinking going on :)

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  14. Love your little cushions! I also print on fabric and made the little paintings a sell at my mini market place! I did not make cushions yet, but now I have seen yours I surley will try!

    Sabihax

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  15. Tienes un estilo muy personal y me encanta!!!!!
    Los colores que eliges siempre, son mis favoritos.
    Y los cojines son una maravilla, una gran idea y un trabajo genial
    besitos ascension

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  16. Love your cushions! And thanks for the idea, I'm sure going to try to see how my printer will take this!

    Marit

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  17. Ira...I´ll just shut up and be thankful ;0) Sound like a fab idea you´ve got. Would be great fun to follow. I have a very nice link I´ll share with, but only you. Be sure to keep it a secret ;0)
    http://chintz-of-darkness.blogspot.com/

    Sabiha... Paintings sound interesting. Have to take a look. Do you keep the paper on the back?

    Ascencion... Thank you :0)

    Marit...Go ahead, it´s a lot of fun! Look forward to see what you can make.

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  18. OMG what stuff that blog has! Fab, fabber, the fabbest :D Well, it's going to be torture to read through that blog - I will be drooling all over the computer screen for those fabrics and interior items... I especially LOVE the bird skeletons, but my hub is such, well, let's not go there, but I'll just say that he doesn't get the beauty of them. Thankfully I can have as many horns as I like :)

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  19. lovely pillows! a little sexy too!
    Caterina

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  20. All of them are gorgeous! Well done...I have to try it because I love them.
    Un beso

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  21. Hi again,
    Just a tip to those of you who talks about paintings. You can get special sheets of canvas in pads, and they can easily be printed on. But don´t use the best print-quality, it adds too much color. I also used it for aubousson-rugs, and I think it turned out very well.
    Love, Susanne

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  22. Fab cushions, Annie! And I like the basket, too - did you make it?

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  23. Love all of them. I have bought a very thin pure cotton fabric and the glued paper but I've never found the courage to try on my sulky printer. Must be brave!You are so clever and I love your style. Rosanna

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  24. LOVE your cushions Annie!

    I have been printing on fabric too. Because I am lazy I looked for an easy way...all I did was spray glue the fabric to some ordinary paper and it worked great, it went through the printer no trouble!
    Mercedes

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  25. I'm aghast at all you gals using spray on glue and such and normal paper (and not ironing on 'freezer paper') to carry your fabric in your printers LOL

    If you want to make your printing 'washable' - let's face it you're not likely to actually want to put them in with the weekly wash - but it does mean they're safe from any kind of accident involving moisture - there is a product called Bubble Jet Set 2000 - an American product but I think available internationally that you use to presoak the fabric, that makes the prints waterproof.

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  26. Ooops, forgot to say - they're just gorgeous Annie!!

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  27. So practically everybody already have tried to print onto fabric! I have to try it, too!
    The cushions are beautiful!

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  28. I just love your cushions Annie. I did try a while back but the printer ran out of ink and it didn't come out very well anyway. Someone had a tutorial of how to do it which was really good, must have another go.
    Will also check out the site you gave for Ira's eyes only.:)

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  29. Lovely cushions. What a good idea.
    Geneviève

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  30. Beautiful cushions.

    I can't imagine how many you'll be able to get out of a full size curtain lol.

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  31. Beautiful cushions - you should sell them too ;)

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