Learn to do Direct Transfer Techniques with Jill Erickson
In this video, artist and teacher Jill Erickson, shows you the secrets behind creating visually sophisticated image transfers. Ms. Erickson shares her expertise, tips and tricks on how to achieve great results with direct transfer techniques.
Jill breaks down each process, showing you easy-to-follow steps.
These techniques can be used to advance your book arts exploration, to experiment with mixed media projects, or to tap into processes that help you create pieces based on a particular theme... or wherever your imagination takes you.
This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!
Watch and listen as Jill reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start creating using direct transfer techniques. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Jill's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!
Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.
Jill holds MA and MFA degrees in painting and drawing, but enthusiastically embraces a variety of media to help her explore themes related to natural history and an off-jolly take on storytelling. These days, Jill is often in her studio making jewelry. All media are fair game, including: glass, enamel, polymer, resin, metals, wire, beeswax, and more. Borrowing from her background in painting, printmaking, and book arts, Jill makes wearable pieces that pair traditional materials with not-so-conventional materials.
- Photocopy transfers
- Beeswax varnishes
- Basic monotypes
- Transfers onto polymer clay
- Color photocopies
- Printmaking paper
- Mat board
- Flat-tip Taklon or other acrylic-bristle brush
- Acrylic medium (matte)
- Shallow pan large enough to accommodate your photocopied image
- Electric hot plate/burner
- Natural bristle flat-tip paintbrush
- Oven-safe dish to heat beeswax
Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.