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Image Transfer

With Courtney Cerruti


Learn image transfer for paper arts, crafts, photography projects, and more. You will transfer your photos onto 4"x4" linen swatches and 4"x4" wooden boards. Courtney will demonstrate solvent and acrylic transferring methods, as well as techniques for creating transparent layers. Gain experience in different approaches that use inexpensive materials and go home with a wealth of knowledge and a pack of samples made in class! 

  • You will learn the best methods for combining, transferring, and layering imagery and text in your projects. 
  • Hand-on work will include making your own image transfers with the images you bring.  
  • Bring to class three 3"x3" color photocopies and three 3"x3" B&W photocopies of your favorite square photos (high contrast works best). Your photocopies must be from a photocopy machine (like the photocopy machines at Kinko's), not from your home inkjet or laser printer, otherwise it won't work! Please bring three of the same image if you want to test it using a variety of methods, or three different images. >> For the color images, copy them using a color setting with the lightest weight paper possible, 24lb is ideal. You may have to ask for this at the copy shop. Do not use a photo paper or any coated or specialty papers. >> For the B&W images, copy them using a B&W setting. This is important especially if copying vintage photos. The process for B&W transfers is VERY different from color process so make sure the copier is on a B&W setting. 


about Courtney Cerruti
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Maker extraordinaire, Courtney is the author of Playing with Image Transfers,  Washi Tape 101 and Playing With Surface Design published by Quarry Books. Her books have been translated into Italian, French, German and Chinese. Courtney teaches workshops all over the country and online at Her work has been featured on Oh Happy DayDesign Sponge, the SF Chronicle, InstagramThe Jealous Curator and BuzzFeed among others. She makes something everyday and can be found on Instagram as @ccerruti.

Courtney 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).


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