Good Morning everyone !!!
Tina from WHAT WE KEEP kindly agreed to do a guest post for me this morning so that I could tie up the loose strings of my melt down ( yesterday's post )
If you don't know her, you're missing out on one fun lady ( yuck - doesn't that make us sound old ? )
Take it away Tina !!!
There is another John in Suzan's life.
We are those squirrel-y, know every word to every song girls.
She has a sign that she made with the lyrics to Annie's Song.
I have a music box that plays Annie's Song.
A Canadian and a Texan...yes, our world is small-
but in the magical Land of Blog we really do find our people.
Suze asked me to guest post for her while she and her John finish
killing each other/building the mantel.
What to do...
Of course, JD came to mind immediately.
One of my favorite Christmas songs is his
"A Baby Just Like You".
I used some lyrics to create this quick and easy pillow.
I used a scrap from a linen curtain, a cottonball dipped in CitraSolve and a spoon.
I created the wording on PicMonkey.
Always remember to reverse the image before you save it in PicMonkey
I printed it out using a LaserJet printer.
It must be LaserJet.
Lay out your fabric on some paper towel on a hard surface.
Tape your image down with painter's tape. ( Ink side down.)
Pretend that you are simply removing your nail polish and load up your cottonball w/CitraSolve.
You don't want it too wet- too much will smear the image.
This is one of those things you learn as you go- a few blunders in the beginning are to be expected.
Rub firmly but gently over the printed paper, then take a spoon and burnish the image,
again being careful not to smudge by applying too much pressure.
And there you go...
Let your fabric dry- this is really quick since it's a solvent.
Don't light your funny cigarettes around this stuff, ladies.
Grab a pillow that you already have and attach the printed fabric to it.
Since this is so temporary, a few dots of hot glue or some decorative pins does the job.
Pop on some fresh greenery and then stand back and admire your handiwork.
This type of pillow is very trendy right now- and not inexpensive.
You really can create this look for next to nothing and no sewing skills are required.
I hope you'll try it!
There are so many simple ways to use this process.
Our SuzyQ will return shortly with tales of her John and their hilarious conversations.
This mantel making process promises to be a doozy! hahahaha
I love those two- like our very own Lucy and Ricky.
Merry Christmas everyone!
A guest post AND a John Denver post ?
Blessings to be held dear.
Thanks so much Tina - LOVE your word art - it's gorgeous ( like everything you do - PLUS you know how to take a photo........................)
Have a wonderful day everyone ♥