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Image Transfer Solution is a liquid medium used to transfer paper-based images onto metal and many other non-porous surfaces, including pieces made from metal clay. The original surface shows through the unprinted part of the image, creating a semi-transparent, timeless, soft, ethereal look.
Image Transfer Paper is a special paper designed to be used with Image Transfer Solution. Print your own image, using a laser toner printer, not an inkjet. Trim it to size, and you're ready to apply it to fired pieces made from Aida Art Clay or Mitsubishi PMC silver clay.
Matte the surface evenly with some fine wet and dry or other mild abrasive. Apply the ITS with a small brush, press the image onto the surface, remove any excess solution, and dry it. After drying, heat the piece at 160°C for 30 minutes. After cooling, soak the piece in water for 10 minutes, remove the paper, and clean up the edges.
Image Transfer has been developed by Sherri Haab in the US. Comprehensive instructions are included with the product although, as with many materials, make time to experiment rather than accept general recommendations as definitive.
|VIDEO: INTRODUCING IMAGE TRANSFER BY SHERRI HAAB|
Cherry Heaven TV provides on-line radio and television programmes using the Cherry Heaven Player. To play, pause, or stop the player, or adjust the volume, click the controls or, whilst it's playing, drag the time-line slider to a new position.
If you're using a notebook computer, the audio quality will probably be poor and not loud enough. To remedy this, you need some external loudspeakers:
The Cherry Heaven USB Stereo Loudspeakers don't need batteries, installing, or setting up: they're powered by the computer's USB socket and driven by the stereo-out socket. You can buy stereo loudspeakers in the on-line shop.
External loudspeakers will improve your enjoyment of music cds, mp3 tracks, on-line movies, dvd movies, video camera movies, games, youtube, and net-phone applications.
Cherry Heaven is an on-line shop in Corfe Castle, Dorset, South-West England. The surrounding countryside includes green farmland, dramatic heritage cliffs, pretty stone cottages, historic buildings, sandy beaches, protected coves, open heathland, hill-top panoramic views, and peaceful villages. And lively seaside resorts. To look at some photos, use the dorset link on the front page.
Cherry Heaven is an EU distributor for US-made Paragon Kilns, and has been commended for an outstanding performance as one of Paragon's top-selling distributors over 2007 to : a pleasing outcome since the UK is only one third the area of Texas and one fortieth the area of the US.
Paragon Industries started as a family business in 1948. It's now the world's leading manufacturer of electric kilns and furnaces, and has built over 420,000. The 4,400 square metre site, in Mesquite, Texas, USA, has over 70 full-time staff. A new 1,700 square metre warehouse is under construction.
During manufacture, every kiln is checked at every stage by a technician and signed-off before shipping. They're simply but robustly engineered, and you're buying a comprehensive, versatile, safe, low-cost kiln: a kiln with a future.
Paragon kilns conform to the demanding UL 499 standard in the US, and are CE Marked for the EU. Paragon is Greek for Model Of Perfection.
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The Kitiki Studio provides an Art Clay educational programme, as classes, masterclasses, workshops, and Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 certification. However, as we're in a rural area, I can recommend teachers that might be nearer. If you're interested, mail or call.
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