They are expensive and cause me to have a lot of anxiety
whenever my sons, dogs or husband
get anywhere near them.
I wondered if velvet would would hold up
to the iron on tranfer process.
I love the look of the expensive pillows,
but wanted a more casual style for everyday.
I made this pillow with an image from
The Graphics Fairy.
I had two of these pillow shams sitting around in the cabinet doing nothing-
so one got a makeover.
I ironed on the transfer, careful not to scorch the velvet,
and was really nervous that the nap would be flattened and ruined.
That wasn't the case. Yay!
I then wanted to distress the image.
I used an emery board initially and then got annoyed at
the lack of ruin showing up.
Sandpaper did the trick.
Some crinkling and wadding up gave the image even further age- finally, old look that I wanted.
Next I embroidered a monogram and popped in a pillow form.
And I do believe I am satisfied with my new spring pillow!
No velvet was harmed during the making of this pillow.
Well, maybe a little bit. ; )