Thursday, October 25th, 2018
A crazy busy day means another phone image today.
One I didn’t intend for anyone to see, it was more for my reference, but that’s the way of it when the day gets away from you.
So, here are some images that will be transferred to throw pillows. I’ve applied the gel medium and have placed the images on pillow cases, so now I just have to wait for them to dry.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
We’re working on something a little different, here at the Whiskey Hotel.
Remember a few months ago when I first mentioned making throw pillows? Well, I wasn’t totally satisfied with the results, so I’m working on a new method.
Gel medium transfers.
Essentially, you take a print, spread on the gel medium, lay the print face down, let dry, remove the paper backing, and you have the image left on the applied surface. I did them in college as one of my main projects for a semester, so it’s bringing back many fond memories of sore fingers from removing the paper backing, haha.
I did complete one yesterday, and it actually worked the way I was hoping it would, so now I’m attempting more on a larger scale. I’m not going to reveal the final product until I have my process down, but I’m hoping that won’t be long.
I’ve missed the physical, handcrafted side of art, so this is filling my creators cup.
Monday, August 13th, 2018
I’m giving you, my lovely faithful blog followers, a first-look at a new product I’ll be offering starting this fall – throw pillows!
These have been a project that’s been rolling around in the back of my mind since last fall, and I’ve finally starting breaking ground on them. Pictured are three images of about 12 that I have ready to print. My hope is to have a good selection of scenes and seasons.
As of right now, I’m planning on selling them both as individual pillowcases and as stuffed pillows. Prices are to be determined at this point (I’m still nailing down my exact cost to make), but I’m hoping to be competitive with Target pricing on their higher-end throw pillows.
Big-box pricing on local goods, local images – you really can’t get much better than that!
I’m excited about these, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!