• Learn everything you need to know about how to use Transfer Art Paper - also called TAP - for quiltmaking, fiber arts, mixed-media, and papercraft projects
• 15 different projects, including treasure boxes, collages, dolls, quilts, and jewelry
• Unlock your inner artist with Lesley's romantic ideas and accessible techniques
• Photo transfer projects are fun for you and your family
Lesley is one of the inventors of TAP and is an unparalleled expert on how to use it for maximum creative effect. She'll teach you how to create unique fabric images from photographs that stay vibrant and colorfast, even after washing. You can use her photo transfer methods to quickly create your own masterpieces, using just your inkjet printer and basic art supplies.
Review By: Devi Lanphere, - July 7, 2011
I have tried many methods for transferring words and images onto my collage quilts. This product (TAP Transfer ARtist Paper) seemed to be the answer but the real help is this book. The explanations are clear and easy to follow. However the best part is the ways to use TAP that I had never thought of....usually I will try some experiments and waste a product or become frustrated but here EVERY SURFACE has been tried and the methods and results are right there! I had it spiral bound so I could use it over and over!
Review By: Daphne Greig, - August 5, 2011
Create with Transfer Artist Paper by Lesley Riley
The book describes WHAT you can transfer with TAP (photographs, your own drawings with felt pens, stamped images and more). And all the different surfaces you can transfer TO (fabric, paper, wood, glass, metal and more). I have tried fabric - all sorts, from quilting cottons to heavy upholstery to t-shirts; a variety of papers and wood. Glass and metal are next on my list of 'things to try'. If you are looking for a way to use images in your work you'll learn how to use TAP and be inspired by the 15 unique projects included in the book.
Review By: Karen Platt, - August 18, 2011
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If you have been disappointed with transfer methods, TAP is the way forward. It is useful for transferring images onto so many materials, but for quilters and other fabric artists, it's a dream. This book is the result of Lesley Riley's experiments with TAP on different materials such as fabric, paper, canvas, copper mesh, wood and more. On fabric it produces sharper images than direct printing, is washable, eliminates the need for pre-treated fabrics, you can draw your own designs, photos and more. With TAP you can overprint, erase, stitch and more. Lesley's excitement and enthusiasm for the product is evident.
This book takes you through techniques to enhance your photos before printing. The projects will suggest ideas to you and help consolidate the techniques.
Review By: Priscilla Read, - August 17, 2011
Book Title: Create with Transfer Artist Paper Lesley Riley
Review: I recently saw a demo of TAP (Transfer Artis Paper) and immediately wanted to try it. I picked up a couple packets at my local art supply store, but hesitated. I just wasn't quite sure how to use it.
I picked up the book and was glad I did. The book gives instructions on how to use TAP on various materials including fabric (its original intended use), paper, canvas, Lutradur, wood, metal and glass AND the pros and cons of transferring with TAP onto each of these surfaces. The book provides tips on how to to prepare your images in your photo editing software for best results. There are 15 projects and additional ideas for how to use TAP including painting or drawing directly on the TAP. The book has detailed illustrations and examples.
As an art quilter with an interest in using mixed media and photographic images in my work, I find this book to be a welcomed addition to the other reference books in my library.
Review By: Barbara Delaney, Cloth Paper Scissors - September 1, 2011
“Lesley Riley provides readers with everything they need to know about Transfer Artist Paper (TAP)…and more. She covers TAP basics, instructs how to prepare photos for transfer, educates on the transfer process, goes beyond the basics and then offers 15 projects for putting all of that knowledge to use. The “TAP Tips” and the personal notes and photos are a great added bonus. With artwork, projects, and instructions from well-known artists such as Judy Coates Perez, Liz Kettle, Jane Dávila, and Natalya Aikens, and of course Lesley herself, readers are sure to be prepared to TAP their way into the world of transfers.”