Category Archives: eBook

Spread Your Wings by Patty Szymkowicz

the talented and inspiring Lesley Riley has a new book out by C&T Publishing and I am thrilled to have something that I created in it…

this has been in the works and kept quiet for over a year…

as some of you may already know Lesley is the queen of transfers and most recently TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) …

TAP was voted the winner of the 2011 Innovations Showcase...

I have been a big fan of Lesley’s since I took a fabric board book class (two of my pages above) from her back in 2003 and a transfer class a couple of years later at the Rubber Chicken…enjoying every minute of time spent with her …

Lesley is an excellent teacher and generously shares her passion for creating…

back in February of 2010 she invited me to be a contributing artist to her CREATE WITH TRANSFER ARTIST PAPER book…

as you can imagine I was over the moon about that…

it is such a big thrill to see my creation in print as the book is now available in both softcover and ebook  here…

it is loaded with inspiration and how to’s on using TAP not only on fabric but lots of other surfaces as well..

Lesley also gives great tips on editing your images before transferring them… 

for my part on pages 44 and 45 I decorated the cover of one of C&T Publishing’s blank board books with a transfer done on canvas paper…

I got excited and did a couple of spreads inside also…

here is a closer look at those…

I used TAP for a favorite Swan image and transferred it onto sheer White Unryu paper with gold/silver flecks which I liked very much…

I transferred the rubber stamped and colored hand onto some vintage sheer fabric…because the fabric was so thin it made a second image on the piece of cardstock I placed behind the sheer fabric to protect my work surface … double transfers!

another favorite artist of mine…theresa mARTin has a beautiful piece called “Grace” in the book…

what an honor to be included amongst so many talented artists…

many thanks to Lesley for this brilliant opportunity…

heartfelt thanks to each of you for supporting me along my creative journey…you know who you are

***as soon as my second copy of the book arrives I will be having a little giveaway***


Gothic Arches eBook

Nancy Maxwell James is a very talented and generous artist … I am honored and tickled to be included in her Exploring Arches Through Mixed Media online eBook … she did an amazing job of compiling eleven different artists arch creations


here are a few of the arches I created that are included in the ebook … the two arches on the right are made of wood

supplies and techniques are shared for each creation with a nice range of mixed media projects … close to ninety pages of eye candy and inspiration free to download as a pdf file

for details on how to access the book … visit Nancy here