Saturday, May 28, 2011

My First Image Transfer . . . And A Cookbook Giveaway!

It is no secret that I love photography and I am always excited with new ways to incorporate it into my art. I have tried image transfers a few times before with no luck. And with my low frustration tolerance I tend to easily give up!

I just received Misty Mawn's new book Unfurling in the mail last week and dove right in. I missed getting into her most recent online workshop back in the winter so I knew I would be purchasing her book when it came out. And I am so glad I did! It is like a workshop in a book! If you love her work you will not be disappointed with this book. I read the section on image transfers and it looked easy so I decided to give it another whirl. Surprisingly enough I was able to have some success! As you can see from the photo above it is no where near perfect but I am pleased with how I did for my first attempt.

I used my tree photo posted from this weeks Wordless Wednesday post and an old poem I wrote. I found a stack of poetry the other day that I wrote about 10 years ago. I hope to share more of that with you. I did the transfers above on 140 lb canvas paper. Not sure what I am going to do next but boy I am excited!

And speaking of books I wanted to let you guys know that I am hosting a book giveaway on my other blog "In My Life". I will be giving away a copy of Sheryl Crow's new cookbook If It Makes You Healthy! All you have to do is leave a comment! I will be announcing the winner on June 1st. Check out that post HERE!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the holiday weekend! xo

6 comments:

  1. I need to learn to transfer images, it would be fun. Looks great for a start. have fun. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. I can do image transfers, but reading your post inspired me -- I just purchased Misty's book!

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  3. Ooooo! Poetry transferred onto your artwork!...Now, you really got my attention!! :-)

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  4. I will have to go look at this book. I've heard of citra-solve which is supposed to be a good thing to use but we can't seem to get that here :( love what you've done so far! Looking forward to reading some of your poetry... another thing I would love to be able to do but somehow I always end up with something resembling a child's nursery rhyme!

    Ro xx

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  5. Great transfers! I have Misty's book and it's amazing! It's just about all of the coverage from her online workshop! Love it!

    Am having blogger woes; cannot sign in or post. It's been 3 days now. I reported it and hopefully it will work out soon.

    Happy Memorial Day!

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  6. Ooooo, image transfers were the first thing I learned when doing art and I still love them! Especially the unpredictability of them. This is beautiful!! Hugs, Silke

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