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Meet the Artists Part 5/Day 4 of the Giveaway

WELCOME to DAY 4 of the kick off for my latest book, Creative Image Transfer: 16 New Mixed Media Projects Using TAP Transfer Artist Paper.

Over FIVE days I am introducing you to the 10 contributing artists and their thoughts and experience on working with TAP Transfer Artist Paper.

Some, like Seth Apter and Pam Carriker had never used TAP before. Lu Peters and Marie Z. Johansen are long-time users who can’t get enough of it. All 10 of the artists have shared their candid thoughts on TAP and the Aha! moments they had that will lead them to other ideas, inspiration and art. Complete instructions for all of their projects are in the book.

Sit back, enjoy the ride and LEAVE A COMMENT for a daily drawing for the book, TAP or BOTH.

The drawing begins on Tuesday, August 5 and ends on Sunday noon EST on August 10. Daily winners will be posted the following day. Enter each day for MORE chances to win!

(Be sure to check out yesterday’s post on artists Marie Z. Johansen and Laura LaRue.)


The week is a whirlwind. Keep your comments coming for more chances to win. Thank you, thank you for stopping by.

Today’s winner is #258 (generated by Random.org) = Barb Ingersoll. Congratulations, Barb!

Barb will receive a copy of Creative Image Transfer AND a 5-sheet pack of TAP Transfer Artist Paper. If your name is not Barb Ingersoll, you still have one day left to enter and WIN.


 

MEET THERESA WELLS STIFEL

Theresa loves all things vintage. Her Falls Church, VA shop, Stifel & Capra, was named to reflect her believe that “it’s a wonderful life.” I don’t get there as often as I would like, but I always find something(s) to take home when I do.

Here’s a peek at the fabric and paint collage piece she made for Creative Image Transfer. Theresa challenged me to take a look at her Artists page on her shop website to see how many of her pieces incorporate TAP. Why don’t you give it a try too?

Theresa had nothing but good things to say about TAP:

Love, Love, LOVE using TAP in projects. While I DO know how to do the traditional method of “peeling back the paper backing from the acrylic skin” method, I always found it laborious and less than consistent. I really like how consistent TAP‘s results are, whether I am using it for a background or for a final layer, I feel fearless when I work with TAP because I feel confident in the results!

On my drawing board I have more projects planned to use TAP with fabric. Textiles are integral to my work, especially my mixed media pieces and I am excited about using TAP for linework in conjunction with my embroidery.

I recommend TAP to other artists of all kinds, for all applications. I recently suggested to a jeweler friend that she try it on her silver work. I have used TAP on copper I loved the results.”

Theresa’s top reasons for using TAP?
it’s versatile (I have used it on paper, fabric, metal and fiber)

it’s consistent (it makes me fearless!)

> it’s inspiring (it gets my creative juices flowing!)


IT’S JOANNE SHARPE!

Joanne is known for her unique style of lettering and loves share what she knows. When I fist approached her about creating a piece for the book, she asked if it could be a quilt – she was just getting into fabric and quilting. (Now she’s a Bernina Ambassador!)

I feel lucky to have one of her early quilts in my book.
She used a a fun, fast and easy way to incorporate text, stitch, flowers, paint and TAP into a small art quilt. You can find out exactly how she did it in Creative Image Transfer.

Joanne thinks TAP is “so very simple, easy and quick, no fuss! I plan on using TAP in my art sewing projects. It’s perfect for making art designs on the TAP then moving it onto muslin. I plan to create designs on the TAP then stitch by hand embroidery as well as free motion machine sewing.

I love it for transferring my artwork onto fabric without having to draw directly on fabric.

I’m able to make detailed line drawings on my TAP, cut them out and make interesting compositions to paint and stitch.

You get images that are exactly what you are looking for to add to projects.

I say, What could be better?

See more of Joanne’s work at joannezsharpe.blogspot.com.

Be sure to leave a comment by noon tomorrow, Sunday August 10th – that will be the last drawing,

One more WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED on the blog tomorrow afternoon (EST) when I introduce yourself to …. ME and a couple of my projects.