Learn to make creative and unique artwork, crafts and gifts using heat transfers and your inkjet printer. We will explore several products and techniques to transfer images and text to a wide variety of surfaces. You will complete at least two transfers at the workshop.
Sunday February 21, 2010, noon to 4. Canyon Trail Park & Art Center, 6757 Gatto Ave., El Cerrito. $40 plus materials
You can use heat transfers on fabric, wood, tile, metal, and many other surfaces. It’s a versatile way to place your photographs and images onto things that you can’t fit through your printer! For best results, I usually recommend using the iron-on transfers that your printer manufacturer offers. There is an exciting new product though, Transfer Artist Paper (TAP), that works very well for transfers. You’ll have a chance to try TAP at the workshop. I made the frame for this lutradur piece with TAP transferred onto a canvas board.
Another heat transfer product I like is by Lazertran, the company that makes the waterslide decals that I use in many of my art pieces. The top of this box is a lazertran heat transfer.
Here are some of my blog posts about using heat transfers: