Playing with Image Transfers: Exploring Creative Imagery for Use in Art, Mixed Media, and Design

Author(s): Courtney Cerruti


Whatever art you practice, chances are you're going to come across image transfer techniques. These valuable techniques allow you to reproduce a unique image from any source and apply it to a myriad of surfaces. The options are endless! Playing with Image Transfers is a beautiful and helpful resource that will teach you the four image transfer methods: Packing Tape, Solvent, Medium, and Acrylic transfers, while highlighting basic methods and offering projects across a range of interests and applications. You'll learn how to make beautiful items, including gift boxes, albums, sketchbook covers, wall art, accordion books, and much more. Once you've mastered the techniques, you'll also explore multiple surfaces as a base for transferring - wood, fabric, paper, canvas, and book forms. A beautiful gallery will show the use of image transfers in a wide variety of high-end artistic works to get your creative juices flowing. The "Considerations" in each chapter offer suggestions on how a single project can be expanded or further adapted if you're looking to challenge yourself past the basics.
By the time you finish this informative book, you'll be well-equipped to use your own images in your creative work.


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Maker extraordinaire, COURTNEY CERRUTI sees books as objects to be read and re-purposed, candy wrappers as paper flower petals, toilet paper tubes as a menagerie of animals. She sees the potential in the discarded, history in the mundane and art in the everyday. She saves everything, makes anything and teaches from a place of passion and authenticity. Courtney believes everyone is creative and she'd rather spend an evening drinking tea and painting than doing anything else (except maybe scavenging treasures abroad). Courtney teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Press: Works on Paper as well as other guest locations in the SF Bay Area and online at She studied painting at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France where she had her first exhibition and hosted many book making parties! In addition to teaching, Courtney is a freelance artist. She makes something every day and works mostly doing windows, wedding installations and set design. In a previous life she did windows and display at Anthropologie as well as teaching and working at Paper Source.

General Fields

  • : 9781592538560
  • : Quarry Books
  • : Quarry Books
  • : August 2013
  • : 254mm X 216mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Courtney Cerruti
  • : Paperback
  • : 746.62
  • : 144
  • : Colour