Come spend some delightful time playing with foil and photo transfer as you create little winged friends, ready to turn into lovely postcards or mini art quilts. Learn two easy techniques for transferring photocopies onto cloth and please your inner magpie with easy to apply, shiny, permanent, metallic foil. Learning a little about Thermofax screen printing is an added bonus that I’m sure you will fall in love with.
Online Video and Written Instruction
Unlimited Lifetime Access
You have access to all of the lessons immediately upon registration. This class can be completed in one week and will be open for one year (likely much longer.)
- Class supply list and instructions
- How this classroom works
- Lesson outline and overview
What is a Thermofax Screen
- What is it?
- How to print with a Thermofax Screen
- Extra: how to print overlapping images
Solvent Photocopy Transfer
- What makes a good photo for Citrasolv transfer
- Citrasolv photocopy transfer
- Extra: make your transfer permanent
Inkjet Transfer Paper
- How Transfer Art Paper works
- Using TAP on printed or colored cloth
Foil on Fabric
- Apply foil to your screen printed glue
- Extra: other ways to apply foil to fabric
Putting it all Together
- Adding fusible web to the back of your photo transfer
- Assembling your art
- 1/2 yard Tight weave, smooth white fabric (washed without fabric softener, ironed) These are for practice and tests. Most will be cut or torn into US letter sized pieces.
- Fabric and Paper scissors
- Iron and ironing surface
- Baking Parchment or Silicone press sheet to protect ironing surface and iron from fusible web
- Masking tape
- Metal spoon
- Hard smooth surface (cookie sheets work well and this technique does not damage the sheet)
- cotton balls
- FQ or several letter-page sized pieces of hand dyed or solid-ish fabric
- Plastic bin to hold water or nearby sink - used for rinsing thermofax screens after printing
- Piece of craft felt to use as a printing surface
- Hard solid smooth surface to use as a printing surface
- Transfer Art Paper
- Laser Printed images
- Foil, Foil Glue
- Thermofax Wing Screen
- Squeegee card
- Misty-fuse or your favorite fusible web
- Medium sized latex free gloves
Q: How does this work once I purchase this class?
A: Once you finish payment, you will receive a PDF with a link for enrollment in the online course. You will need to create a username and password to access the course materials.
Q: What are the lessons like?
A: Each lesson includes short videos as well as written instructions.
Q: I'm half-way across the world in a different time zone. Will I miss half of what is going on?
A: Not at all. The beauty of online classes is that you can come to them at your convenience. There is no "live" element to this class that you will miss.
Q: How much interaction is there from the teacher?
A: If you can't find the answer to your question in the comment section post your query. Lyric will answer within a few days.
Q: Can I interact with other students?
A: Of course. Each lesson has a comment section where students can ask questions and talk to each other. The more you comment, the better!
Q: Is the content downloadable?
A: No, but you can access them anywhere you have wifi or a data connection.
Q: What do I need to know about using a computer?
A: You'll need to be able to save the URL and password. If you want to post photos you'll need to take a picture of your work and upload it to the course comment section. That's about it!