Tag: Image Transfer

Try This Can’t Miss Image Transfer Technique

The other day I was searching for an image transfer technique, and consulted one of my favorite books: Image Transfer Workshop by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson. Both of these artists have been featured in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and our Art Lessons series; I often think of them as the scientists of the…

Creative Vintage Photos: A Fun Image Transfer Tutorial

I love vintage photos and the questions they spark. Who are these people, and what are these things in the picture? Where was the photo taken? What was happening in the minutes leading up to or following the shutter click? I also love painting imaginary landscapes that border on abstraction, and I recently began to…

Mixed-media art by Sue Pelletier | ClothPaperScissors.com

Paint What You Love and Love What You Paint

You may already know of Sue Pelletier’s distinct and personal mixed-media art from her book, Collage Paint Draw, which I’ve featured here previously. The book includes step-by-step lessons for beginners, including this simple demo on how to create an image transfer using packing tape (below). I’m bringing this title to your attention today because if you…

Heather's Morning Walk

Photo transfer. Figure in the lower left corner is a photo transfer from a photo my husband took in 2012 Golden BC. Cotton, dyed cheesecloth, netting. Final size 29x 40  

Easy Image Transfer: Make a Photo Transfer in 1-2-3

Recently I shared with you an interesting anecdote from Kristen Robinson about being told by her art professors that she couldn’t mix certain materials. But when she did, she found one of her favorite mixed-media techniques: combining fabric and paint. In addition to working with fabric, Kristen creates handmade books, three-dimensional assemblage art, and collages.…

A Simple Way to Make Better Art

Learning specific techniques is high on the list of ways to improve your art, but instruction doesn't need to be your exclusive avenue. Jenn Mason, co-host of Mixed-Media Workshop TV, lets you in on a little secret in this special blog post. She advises that you take your knowledge of composition, color schemes, and materials,…