Quick quiz: which bottle of cleaning agent would you reach for if you wanted to dabble in some fabric art? If you answered bleach, well sure, we'll give you that one. Reverse tie-dyes are pretty cool after all. But there may be something else in your cabinet, something far less caustic, that will help you create the craftiest fabric on the block. Nothing beats Citra Solv for safely removing gummy sticker residue and de-greasing stove tops after a fish fry. But who knew it moonlighted as a key ingredient to a very cool art project? Instructables member Ninzerbean has a great tutorial on how to use Citra Solv to transfer black and white photos onto fabric. We can't explain the science behind it but can wholeheartedly say we love it!
The process is pretty simple, involving Citra Solv, a black and white photo, a copy machine and an iron (be sure to read the comments beneath the tutorial to get the full scoop on the right type of copier and toner). The results are excellent, and as a bonus the transferred images are machine washable and dryer-safe.
(Images by Ninzerbean/Intructables)