Sometimes I do a little hand embroidery on them. Whichever way I get to the finished product the process has cleared my brain and given me some respite from the more difficult work of creating wall hung, fine fiber art.
This is my latest art pillow. The original image was created using Jacquard Dye-na-flow and Textile Color textile paints and my hand carved stamp. For the pillow I digitally printed on Jacquard cotton sateen fabric that has been pre-treated to run through an inkjet printer. The fabric comes on a roll and is called Fabri-Sign. It has a paper backing to help it feed through the printed. Once the fabric is dry you can remove the paper. The fabric is water resistant but not washable. However I then spray it with a coat of Scotch Guard making it hand washable in warm/cool water.
Remember that these are art pillows. They are not pillows that are meant to be tossed around the floor or given to you pet! :)
I have an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer that prints up to 17" wide. My art pillows use a 16" wide pillow insert.
This is the hand carved stamp I used. A very simple yet effective image. I'll be teaching a 2-day workshop on hand carving stamps along with techniques for printing them on fabric here in my studio. Click on the subscribe button if you'd like to have my blog posts come directly to your email so you don't miss my workshop announcements.
All pillows are for sale from my Etsy Shop. Click here for a direct link to the art pillow section.