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Image Transfer Workshop: Mixed-Media Techniques for Successful Transfers Paperback – July 30, 2009
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About the Author
Sandra Duran Wilson has been teaching Alternative Printmaking at Santa Fe Community College for the last three years, and she teaches workshops at a variety of venues. She received the Best in Printmaking award in 2002 and the Best in Mixed-Media award in 2004, both in the Contemporary Hispanic Market.
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Transfers are a tricky lot. Transfers can be frustrating. One method can produce a perfect transfer once...then never seem to work again. Failed transfers have resulted in many of my pieces being trashed. Even though they are temperamental - and seem to be for everyone - Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson have broken the mold and tamed the wicked ways of transfers. Or at least explained how to make them behave for artists.
With all the problems one encounters while attempting transfers, it's amazing more artists just don't give up. I personally know of many who have. Enter the authors of this book...and your success rate could dramatically rise. Into the stratosphere. You can easily go from hating transfers and not using them - at all...ever - to using them on everything standing still. This book makes that much of a difference.
There are tons of methods depicted. An example of each method is demonstrated in a piece by one of the talented authors. My favorite part? The "Troubleshooting" section. Even with the excellent guidance of these Transfer Divas, you will have transfers go awry. Why? They will explain possible reasons - and then give you solutions! (Can you hear the trumpets sounding?) These gals lay out the necessary supplies, give explicit directions, do incredible step outs, tell you the archival quality of each method, troubleshoot problems, and give you ideas on recommended substrates. What more could you want...seriously??
The Transfer Divas (which is what I've renamed these ladies) even have a section in the back about where to purchase supplies. Schwing! The instructions are simple and doable - and it's exciting to know transfers are actually possible.Read more ›
And I am not disappointed at all. It is really very well explained, they give information I saw nowhere else and some of them are rather original, according to me. I am an arts and crafts teacher myself, and I already wrote a book about arts and crafts in France, so it is rather difficult to surprise me, but I must admit this book is very complete about all the transfer techniques. The only thing I didn't find so far, and maybe I didn't search well, is the basic technique where you use the simple photo transfer paper with your printer. But no need of a book for that, you just have to follow the instructions on the package of the paper.
No, here, you will rather find techniques which make you use products you already have in your studio or in your kitchen.
Everything is clear, so it is easy to understand, for beginners as well as for people who already know what they are doing.
Beside the convincing content, the images are beautiful. You don't need to have the exact same style as what is shown here, but it is pleasant to look at these images, in the same time, learning something interesting and having fun.
So, I recommend this book if you want to know different transfer techniques. And no matter what kind of printer you use, the authors will tell you every time with which kind of printer it works.
I would even say, if you want to only have 1 book about the transfer techniques, this is the one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book, and I am glad I added it to my collection. Has some very useful info!Published 4 months ago by scrappygirl
Very good step-by-step for lots of projects using different techniques and mediums. Really informative and the book awakens the creativity with it's outside-the-box thinking.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good if your into image transfer-good beginners book on the subjectPublished 6 months ago by Ami e. Beatty
I've done some of these and they turned out wonderful. Another addition to my library.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very well written and organized, with a fabulous collection of image transfer techniques!Published 9 months ago by D. Young
Transfer art processes are fun and addicting! This is a good step by step. It expands your repetoire of creative process.Published 14 months ago by Evelyn D. Nitzberg