Review on brand new book on Transfers


Now, you all know that I absolutely love transfers. Have done every single kind that I could find, and I do have some favorites. Well, maybe three. I am a microwave type of transfer gal and I like the ones that are easy, fast, and fairly fail proof.


Since I am also a book junkie, I pre-ordered this new book on transfers, sight unseen, from Amazon. Turned out to be a good choice. Some of these transfer techniques I have never, ever seen before. There are tons and tons and tons of step by steps and color pictures. I cannot imagine that a person would not find their favorites or new ones to try.


The book is called Image Transfer Workshop by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson. 127 pages of pure yummy. The book starts out with Glues and Mediums types, on to Heat type transfers, Solvent type transfers, Everything Else has 11 more types of transfers, followed by Inspirational Projects and Resources.


The book, in my opinion, covers everthing that anyone would ever want to know except the Purell type which is still my favorite. But, you can get that one off of my blog if you should want to venture there.


Forgot to say, every technique has a troubleshooting section. For those questions that you would love to ask someone, and of course, there isn't anyone around at the moment you need them.


I can't imagine that if you are interested in transfers to jazz up your work, that you wouldn't love this new book. And I do not say that about everything. Well, almost nothing. It's worth every penny of the investment.


Glenda

"Mix It Up with Melange" Challenge ~ HARBOR


Welcome...everyone is invited to join in the challenge. You do not have to be on the team or an Etsy seller to create a piece of art with the week's theme and show it on this blog.

Thanks to Maureen Tillman the prompt for this week's challenge is HARBOR. Create a piece of mixed media art using that word as inspiration. When you are finished follow these simple rules:

1) Post your finished piece on your blog, website, Flickr page, Etsy or elsewhere INCLUDING a link back to the Melange Team blog.

2) Comment to this blog post INCLUDING the link to where we can find your beautiful piece.

3) Please link to a static page

(What’s a static page? An example of a static link is http://www.melange.com/ticket/2009/04/22/mix-it-up-challenge/, whereas an example of a link to the main website is http://www.melange.com)

4) Come back often to check out all the terrific work that will be submitted. :)

Thanks for joining in the fun !

Meikoningin is our featured artist with this wonderful interpretation of HARBOR. Thanks so much!

(Here is a great tutorial on CREATING HOT LINKS)

Image © Meikoningin

"Mix It Up with Melange" Challenge ~ WHISPER


Welcome...everyone is invited to join in the challenge. You do not have to be on the team or an Etsy seller to create a piece of art with the week's theme and show it on this blog.

Thanks to Elizabeth Johnson, of Wind and Honey Creations, the prompt for this week's challenge is WHISPER. Create a piece of mixed media art using that word as inspiration. When you are finished follow these simple rules:

1) Post your finished piece on your blog, website, Flickr page, Etsy or elsewhere INCLUDING a link back to the Melange Team blog.

2) Comment to this blog post INCLUDING the link to where we can find your beautiful piece.

3) Please link to a static page

(What’s a static page? An example of a static link is http://www.melange.com/ticket/2009/04/22/mix-it-up-challenge/, whereas an example of a link to the main website is http://www.melange.com)

4) Come back often to check out all the terrific work that will be submitted. :)

Thanks for joining in the fun !

Glenda Bailey is our featured artist with her wonderful interpretation of WHISPER. Thanks so much Glenda!

(If you can't do a "hot link" on blogspot, please do just go ahead, join in and put the url where your artwork is located. We will fix it up for you so that it becomes a clickable link.)

New Mixed Media Online Class offered by Jodi Ohl, one of our Melange Team Artists!




Calling all Mixed Media painters and those that want to learn a new technique, please join me, Jodi Ohl in my new work shop, "Fun with Faux Encaustic". Class goes live July 15th but is a self paced class so you can work on the project at your leisure!

To find more details, please go to Creative Workshops!