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Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work

with Stephenie Hamen

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  •   01 Overview of Supplies

  •   02 Introduction to Image Transfers


Class duration: 1h 46m

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About The Class

photo transfers add interest & detail.

Photo transfers add detail and interest to your work and, best of all, they aren’t difficult to produce. Learn how its done from Stephenie Hamen in Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work.

Stephenie will teach you all about photo transferring and demonstrate how you can add color and alter the images within the piece. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a transfer using gesso, gel mediums, and paint
  • Use Gelatos, markers, or watercolors to add color
  • Integrate transfers into a mixed media piece

You’ll also learn about using clear gesso to create a writeable surface for doodling and journaling along with some basic stamp carving techniques.

Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work will teach you how to add a fun, unique element to your work and inspire you to get creative!

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Overview of Supplies

  2. 02

    Introduction to Image Transfers

  3. 03

    Carving Stamps

  4. 04

    Testing Stamps

  5. 05

    Revealing the Image

  6. 06

    Decoupaging the Piece & Adding Gesso

  7. 07

    Adding Stamps & Coloring

  8. 08

    Tinting the Photo

  9. 09

    Adding Final Doodling


Meet Your Expert

Stephenie Hamen

Stephenie Hamen is dedicated to creating a prettier, happier, and more beautiful world, at least in her little corner of the prairie, in Sun Prairie, WI. Stephenie was holding crayons and a hammer when she came out of the womb ... read more

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  • pdf Photo Transfer Handcarved Stamps.pdf
  • pdf Photo Transfer Vintage Images.pdf
  • pdf Photo Transfers Supply List.pdf

66% of students recommend this class.
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  • user-156703

    June 2016

    I like the class overall and it was nice to see a process with easy to find materials. It would be very useful for the students taking the class to have a list of materials needed. Clear Gesso, Decoupage and matte medium were mentioned... but which ones specifically and what brands? Also, I didn't see the use of watercolors (only gelatos). I wanted to see watercolors being used as mentioned in the class info.

  • Becky Holaway

    Becky Holaway

    December 2017

    I've taken both of Stephenie Hamen's classes on Creative Live. She's a great teacher, and I thoroughly enjoyed the class.

  • Christy Matte

    Christy Matte

    October 2019

    The class is fine, but the title and description are misleading. They don't mention stamp carving in the description, but there's 30+ minutes of it. It's boring to watch someone carve stamps for half an hour, especially when you're there to learn about photo transfers.

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