Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Acts 2:46 Vintage Linen Art

After seeing that amazing art work on Joanna Gaines Instagram feed, it reminded me of this dreamy dish towel floating around on Pinterest. I noticed it probably at least a year ago - but the price was out of my range.

I typed in "Acts 2:46" on Pinterest recently and found this gem of a craft tutorial for printing this verse on canvas. This post actually became a spring-board for me to something I thought was even easier and thriftier.

A couple of years ago, I did a free online Christmas crafting course and one of the crafts taught us how to print on fabric. I think there were more steps - but the gist of it is to use a piece of cardstock and spray it with spray adhesive {spray inside of a box so it is not all over the place!} Then smooth your fabric over the cardstock and trim edges so they are even. I am serious, that is all there is to it - feed it into your printer and boom. We have a laser jet printer so I can only vouch for how great it works in that, have not tested on other types on ink.

Look at that dreamy aged fabric and swoony edges! A friend gave me some vintage pillowcases and hankies/cloth napkins a few months ago. One of the pillowcases had a huge rip right next to the seam and I just helped it out and ripped it all the way off - that great crocheted trim was already there. I hemmed the remaining three edges in contrasting thread.

The cloth napkin {size of a vintage hankie} is what I attached to cardstock and ran through my printer - you will probably want to trim your seams off before putting through your printer, although that edge with trim on it {upper edge of trim} ran through fine.

It was easy to top stitch the napkin on to the half-pillowcase! I'm not completely sure yet if this is washable and/or how well it would hold up. Since I love it so much as it is, I think I'm going to use it for decor right now because I'm afraid to mess it up!

I actually made this hoop art first - also on a vintage hankie and just tucked into a thrifted embroidery hoop with scrappy pieces of leftover fabric covering the hoop. I like both options!

Now, I spent all week after making these on this passage in my Quiet Times. More coming on that later in the week!


Shelby said...

Now that is my kind of craft Monica. I think I might actually try that, it looks easy. You always come up with the best ideas. swoony I love it.

*carrie* said...

That turned out so cute!

Monica Wilkinson said...

Thanks so much @Shelby!

Kelli said...

I love how this turned out! It sounds somewhat easy but not sure if it is something I can tackle. Have a wonderful day!