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March 11, 2014

Prisoner's Mixed-Media Image Transfer Art Project

Talk about mixed-media mosaic:
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The mural took three years to make and it is a meditation on heaven, hell, sin, redemption, celebrity worship, deprivation and the nature of perceived reality. Krimes says his "entire experience" of prison is tied up in the artwork.

Prisoner's 39-Panel Allegorical Mural Made From Bedsheets, Hair Gel and Stacks of Newspapers

http://prisonphotography.org/2014/03/05/prisoners-39-panel-allegorical-mural-made-from-bedsheets-hair-gel-and-stacks-of-newspapers/

March 24, 2012

Etsy Art & Culture | Off Book | PBS Arts


America has a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the manufacturing age, however, much of this work was overshadowed by the homogenizing force of retail culture. But the passion for handmade arts didn't disappear, and persisted through the years in local craft fairs. Now in the age of the internet, these local craft cultures and artists have found a unifying online community, Etsy, that provides a platform for communication and sales to appreciative fans and customers, as well as a medium to connect with each other and share ideas across the globe.
Featuring:
Vanessa Bertozzi, Director of Community & Education, Etsy
Alyssa Zygmunt, http://www.etsy.com/shop/BROOKLYNrehab
Allison Patrick, http://www.etsy.com/shop/zipper8lighting
Katherine Rasmussen, http://www.etsy.com/shop/reiter8

November 29, 2011

Digital Image Transfer onto Tactile Media

So many people are getting into image transfer techniques, you will need to take care to push your image-making, or it may end up looking like a creative memories scrapbook or an Instagram filter. Keep pushing your image content, especially when using crafty materials and popular techniques!
Remember: if a 3 year old can do it on an iphone, or your aunt makes scrapbooks that look like it... you're not really challenging yourself as an artist.

There are many tutorials and techniques online:
Note in each tutorial... What kind of print do they use (Laser or Inkjet? It matters!)

I like this technique, it uses inkjet transparency film to transfer the image quite quickly:

Heat transfer onto wood using Laserjet print (NOT LAZERTRAN):
http://youtu.be/QuMtlZmyHKk

In this video tutorial, Nick Tobier shows step-by-step how to create an inkjet transfer.
http://youtu.be/y3AhszEmqOE

Some techniques using gel medium require you to rub the paper surface away to reveal the transfer image...

A mixed media tutorial on Gel Transfers by Darlene Olivia McElroy:
http://youtu.be/CB75ZLvLHb8

This one uses DASS SuperSauce Concentrate (special products you must buy online):
http://youtu.be/qWJx86ZxK5A

http://youtu.be/8TYpmsWi3Tk

December 1, 2010

Lazertran demo from DickBlick

June 21, 2009

Tactile / Digital Media Links

There are tons of great tutorials and tips about how to transfer digital images onto various surfaces...

see my links below, and add your own to the comments...

Golden Paints
http://www.goldenpaints.com/
Digital Media
http://www.goldenpaints.com/mixmoremedia/index.php
Just Paint news
http://www.goldenpaints.com/justpaint/index.php
Digital Monoprint Transfers
http://lynbishop.com/blog/category/art/alternative-process/

Simple image transfer using transparency film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyHCQo36u4c&feature=related

more info + YouTube demos...

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