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M212 - Photo Transfer Butterfly Blocks

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

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$ 150  

Create 2 lovely Photo Transfer Butterfly Blocks in this full day class. Begin your day learning how to use Transfer Artist Paper – one of the best methods to work with photos in your artwork. TAP works on paper, fabric, wood, even polymer clay, glass metal and mica. For this class we’ll practice transfers onto watercolor paper, muslin and deep cradled birch wood blocks using beautiful butterfly images and flowers. Transfer Artist Paper is a specially fabricated to work with inkjet printers and is transferred to your substrate using a hot, dry iron with almost magical results. We’ll also work with gesso and acrylic paints to create painted backgrounds, work in some patterns with stencils, handmade marks in gesso and paint, and optional hand drawn touches. Work with sandpaper to sand back layers and add thin layers of paint over your background and your photo imagery with paint and acrylic glazing liquid. And finally we’ll finish our artwork with water based varnish.

Students should bring:
Water container, paper towels
Brushes (1” and ½” flat, plus some small pointed brushes for detail work)
4 fl. oz. of white gesso (can be shared)
3-4 colors of acrylic paints (instructor recommends Golden fluid or heavy body)
makeup wedges
X-Acto knife

optional: permanent ink pens like Sharpies, Pitt/Micron pens, China markers, flower or pattern stencils

 kit $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 unfinished birch wood blocks (6” x 6” x 1.5”), watercolor paper, muslin, butterfly and flowers printed onto Transfer Artist Paper, plus tools and supplies to share: irons, acrylic paints, black gesso, acrylic soft gel, ink pens and High Flow inks, acrylic glazing liquid, stencils, China Markers, Pitt Pens


Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Blue Twig Studio.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order, contact:

Deb Prewitt
Blue Twig Studio
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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