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Easy transfers for any surface : crafting with images and photos
McRee, Livia, 1973-
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Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport, [2002]

Physical Description:
116 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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TT857 .M33 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The explosion of home computers and other home technology means photographs, images and clip art are more readily available for inclusion in a wide array of projects. This book provides an overview of techniques and materials before showing how to use the different materials on various surfaces.

Author Notes

Livia McRee is a craft designer and writer, and a former editor at Handcraft Illustrated magazine. She is the author of Quick Crafts: 30 Fast and Fun Projects and Instant Fabric: Quilted Projects from Your Home Computer. Her work has been published online, and she has contributed to several how-to craft books, including The Crafter's Project Book, Mosaics Inside and Out, and Ceramic Painting Color Workshop. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California

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Library Journal Review

The easy availability of clip art, photo imaging, and other types of transferable artwork makes personally created transfers generally more attractive than those purchased in craft shops. McCree, a craft designer and former editor of Handcraft magazine, provides step-by-step projects and techniques for transferring images to fabric, wood, stone, or polymer clay. The projects are mainly for household items such as pillows or flowerpots. A section of artwork to be copied for the projects is included. The up-to-date technical information in this book makes it a good selection for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Finding Artworkp. 8
Modifying Art by Hand and Computerp. 10
Transfers to Fabricp. 14
Techniques and Tips for Fabric Transfersp. 16
Memory Art Canvasp. 18
Commemorative Collage Pillowp. 22
Indian Folk Art Bagp. 26
Indonesian Table Runnerp. 30
Transfers to Woodp. 34
Techniques and Tips for Wood Transfersp. 36
Border-Framed Mirrorp. 38
Illustrated End Tablep. 42
Faux-Painted Clockp. 46
Family Treep. 50
Transfers to Stone and Porous Surfacesp. 54
Techniques and Tips for Stone and Porous Surface Transfersp. 56
Stone Tile Coastersp. 58
Faux Porcelain Plaster Boxp. 62
Terra-Cotta Potsp. 66
Saltillo House Number Plaquep. 70
Transfers to Polymer Clayp. 74
Techniques and Tips for Polymer Clay Transfersp. 76
Pendant and Pin Setp. 78
Tiled Backsplashp. 82
Matisse Kitchen Magnetsp. 86
Suncatcher Mobilep. 90
Gallery of Art for Projectsp. 94
Resourcesp. 112
About the Authorp. 115
Acknowledgmentsp. 116