Digital Alchemy Printmaking techniques for fine art, photography, and mixed media, by Lhotka, Bonny Pierce
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- ISBN: 9780321732996 | 0321732995
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/20/2010
This book walks readers through the process of creating unique works of art combining classic printmaking techniques with modern technology. bull; bull;Author is famous for innovative digital transfer techniques and products and she invented all of the techniques demonstrated in the book. bull;The author's previous book on digital printing techniques sold more than 20,000 copies in five years. bull;The processes in the book can be completed using affordable desktop printing technology. Leveraging her training as a traditional painter and printmaker, Bonny Lhotka brings new innovations and inventions that combine the best of centuries of printmaking techniques with modern technology to create unique works of art and photography. After years of experimentation and development, these new processes allow alternative photographers, traditional printmakers, and 21st century digital artists to express their creative voice in ways never before possible. Both by adding digital images to their traditional prints and taking their digital works into the tactile world, photographers, printmakers, and artists will find that they can easily add these processes to their studios. The book covers the basic processes and materials to transfer images to a variety of surfaces, including wood, plaster, stone, and plastic. it moves on to allow the creation of images on metal through either direct printing or transfers using affordable printers. More advanced processes include the creation of decals, skins, and complex mixed media compositions that are truly unique. For each of the more than 20 individual projects and processes, The book provides step-by-step instructions and tips suitable for professional photographers and artists, interested students, and enthusiastic hobbyists.