Wednesday, August 5

Image Transfer

My first attempt at image transfer was pretty crude, basically a black & white xerox copy of a page torn from National Geographic. I cut away the part I wasn't interested in and was left with the haunting eyes of a young girl which I used in my first collage. That was in 1991, my technique has improved throughout the years. I love to use old pictures, books and music in art, I have many photo albums inherited from my family that are continuous source of inspiration. Just remember copyright law before copying anything. There are hundreds of ways to copy an image onto just about anything you want, paper, wood, metal...the list is endless. I really love transferring onto fabric and I am always on the hunt for new techniques. I recently took an amazing online workshop from JoAnnA Pierotti of Moss Hill Studio and she has very cool way of copying onto tulle. The oh so talented Dawn has a free tutorial on her blog demonstrating her method in which you adhere medium weight fabric to a sheet of paper and feed it into your copier. I've tried both with great results. I'd love to take a class on silk screening one day but until then my trusty printer will do.

June Taylor Quick Fuse & Print & Press both available at JoAnn Fabric. Also stiff petticoat fabric from Hancock's. I just cut it 8 1/2 x 11 and fed it into my printer. You can see the results below, really nice sheer images.

I used vintage sheet music copied onto fabric to create my 'Charming Songs' pillow.

An altered apron I'm working on.


Charlene said...

I can't wait to take your class!

The Feathered Nest said...

Gorgeous pillows Lisa!! I can't get over the petticoat fabric, what a great idea...xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

OMG, this is the third comment I have made today but your blog is just awesome! The pillows and apron are just too adorable. I love your work and can see some of Dawn's loves in it too!

Charmingdesigns said...

Which class was it of JoAnnAs where she did the transfer?

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Just found your blog (where have I been!!!) visiting from Sue's MyArtsDesire blog.

You are so creative and sharing, thank you so much for inspiring me!
~*~ Patty