Who doesn’t have boxes of old photos or a digital cache of images just waiting to be brought forth into the light to be enjoyed by all? Why not turn these photographic memories into fiber art with image transfer techniques?
|Jeannie Palmer Moore used watercolor inks and a unique image transfer technique with newspapers to create this ‘Latte’ quilt.|
In our updated free photo transfer eBook, 4 Inspired Quilts Using Image Transfer Techniques, you’ll find unusual ways to turn photos into stunning art quilts. You’ll also learn how to use both a wet medium (like gel medium) to apply your image transfer to fabric how to permanently set your image transfer using Transfer Artist PaperTM.
Annette Morgan starts you off with mixed-media image transfer techniques in “Different Points of View: Working with Fabric and Paper Transfers.” After making the transfers on t-shirt transfer sheets, Annette paints the back of the transfers with inks or dyes that match her other quilt materials, so the image blends in.
Next up, learn how to paint designs with watercolor inks and then add texture with a photo transfer technique using a Thermofax screen and soft gel medium. Jeannie Palmer Moore explains how in “Using Tsukineko Inks with Colored Newspaper Transfer.”
Turn family photos (or “adopted” family photos) into large-scale photo transfer quilts using Mary Ann Tipple’s tutorial, “Every Picture Tells a Story.” She also shows you how to incorporate lace, found papers, and other materials to help tell your story.
Finally, Lesley Riley will have you “Tapping into Image Transfers” as she shows you to use Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) to create long lasting, colorful photo transfers.
Now’s the time to grab your stash of photos, download 4 Inspired Quilts Using Image Transfer Techniques, and start making photo transfer fiber art.
P.S. Do you have friends who are interested in making photo transfers? Forward this link to them so they can download their own free copy of 4 Inspired Quilts Using Image Transfer Techniques.