Synopses & Reviews
Print Magic is the practical and inspirational guide to using todays technology to create pretty projects for displaying, giving, and wearing. With Print Magic, an ordinary digital camera and computer can magically transform your printer into an artists tool so that you can create fun, personalized gifts, accessories, and decorations.
Over 30 one-of-a-kind projects, such as a Pop-Art T-shirt, earrings, a memory box, a mirror, pillows, frames, bags, a bicycle, and much, much more
Over 450 inspirational and instructional full-color photographs
User-friendly directions accompanied by step-by-step illustrations, perfect for all techno-crafters whether beginner or veteran
Inventive techniques using printable fabrics and novelty papers
Professional tips to help prevent mistakes and provide extra guidance
Resource guide, comprehensive glossary and index
Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Bronze Book of the Year Award.
With an increased popularity in the use of computers, digital cameras, and software, crafters can now create intricate artwork and customize digital projects with their home computers. Print Magic! shows how to use the latest technology to create unique, memorable pieces with professional results. The easy-to-follow instructions guide readers through simple, step-by-step projects, from children's windows and table placemats to memory quilts and advent calendars. With a few clicks of the mouse, readers can turn one-dimensional ideas into vivid, three-dimensional creations that are sure to put a new spin on traditional handcrafts.
30 great ideas and over 350 color photos show how to use computers, digital cameras, software, and ink-jet printers to create dozens of fun projects.
About the Author
Helen Bradley is a connoisseur of digital crafting and has turned her hobby into a job. She writes columns on digital photography and scrapbooking for publications including Digital Photo Effects, Digital Camera Essentials, Memory Makers, informIT, Scrapbook Inspirations and PaperCraft Inspirations. She has written two other craft books, 25 Hands on Projects for Microsoft Word for PC and Mac (3rd Ed.) and 25 Special Occasion Projects for Microsoft Word. She resides in California.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Getting Started 8
Crafting Techniques 18
Decal Projects 22 Bicycle 24 Ceramic Dog Bowl 28 Childrens Bedroom Window 32 Memory Box 36 Kitchen Clock 40 Mirror 44 Model Train 48 Wedding Plaque 52
Fabric Projects 56 Applique Cushion 58 Christmas Banner 62 Angel Cushion 66 Dolls Dress 70 Kitchen Apron 74 Lavender Bag 78 Memory Quilt 82 Canvas Bag 86 Shoe Bag 90
Novelty Paper Projects 94 Jigsaw Puzzle Picture Frame 96 Refrigerator Magnets 100 Earrings 104 Shrink Plastic Key Ring 108 Badges 112
Heat Transfer Projects 116 Baby Bibs and Body Suits 118 Christmas Ornament 122 Cotton Apron 126 Warhol-style T-shirt 130 Chair Cover 134 Dolls and Teddy Clothes 138 Sewing Basket 142 Roller Blind 146
Further Sources 152
Conversion Table 156