Saturday, July 6, 2013

....do you TAP???


Do you know TAP?  I'm sharing today's post for my friend Lesley Riley who invented this amazing product to transfer artwork or photos onto multiple surfaces.  She has a cool new online class about TAP that will bring your mixed media art into another dimension.  

I can't wait to mix my artwork with fabric and my free motion sewing.  As shown in the top photo, you can even draw, marker, and PAINT on the TAP paper and transfer those images!  I am having a ton of fun experimenting and made a print of my very favorite piece of art onto fabric and combined it with some of my favorite colorful designer fabrics. 
...the print transfer on white muslin...
 ...can't wait to quilt this little treasure. 

You can learn more about this cool product in Lesley's new class that is a true mixed media art adventure.  You can even WIN a spot in Lesley's class by leaving a comment here on my blog or the blogs of my other art friends listed below.  Let's get TAPPING!!
Create with TAP Transfer Paper

What would you do with TAP paper? Leave me a comment below and you can WIN a spot in Lesley's class!  I draw a winner and post it here on July 10th.
Visit my creative friends and see what they've done with TAP.  Here’s the stellar lineup:
June 26 - Christine Urias - Scrap Time
June 27 - Karen Watson – The Graphics Fairy
June 28 - Judy Coates Perez - Judy Coates Perez
June 29 - Theresa Wells Stifel - Stifel & Capra
June 30 - Lynn Krawczyk - Fiber Artysta
July 1 - Claudine Hellmuth - Claudine Hellmuth
July 2 - Gina Rossi Armfield - Joyful Purpose
July 3 - Carolyn Dube - A Colorful Journey
July 4 - Liz Kettle - Stitch Journeys
July 5 - Jane LaFazio - Janeville
July 6 - Joanne Sharpe - Whimspirations
July 7 - Pam Carriker – Pam Carriker
July 8 - Theresa Martin - Theresa Martin

 Leave a comment on Lesley's blog for a chance to win a 5-sheet package of TAP.  Have fun hopping and TAPPING!! 

91 comments:

  1. TAP would quickly be used in my art journals. I have heard of it and would love to learn more in a class!

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  2. I love printing on fabric and have used various things over the years but have never heard of TAP. It would be a great way to incorporate my art into a quilt. I'm currently working on making quilts for the grandchildren and would love to preserve their artwork in a quilt for them.

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  3. Ohhhh... This is sooo cool!!!! I would actually take my grandaughter's art and turn it into Totes! Wouldn't that be cute? Or maybe make them their own artful aprons using their own art for when they're Arting at Gramma's!

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  4. WOW!! this is almost as amazing as YOU! it sure does look like it would be fun and doing it with your art would be pure awesome. heres hoping i have some luck and win. thanks for the chance. love and miss you. xoxo

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  5. I have wondered about TAP for a long time. It would be so wonderful to participate in the class and learn first hand about the creative prices with it.

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  6. Your art and TAP are the PERFECT combination!

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  7. This is such a wonderful idea! Can't wait to try it. Just think about the amazing quilts, table cloths and tote bags we'll all make. Nice for a new baby with Grandmas art welcoming.

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  8. oh wouaw...would like to have it and try it....you did a very great job with yours...!!! fabulous...

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  9. OH! I can only imagine the Christmas gifts that could be made with this product! Would love to win :)

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  10. WOW...I think my head just exploded with ideas to do with my kids @ school....what wonderful holiday gifts they could create....not to mention just show off their fabulous artwork on tshirts and bags, etc. thanks for sharing joanne...can't imagine the wonderful things you are going to do....I'm seeing your "just be"....as a pillow that you should sell! you KNOW we'll all buy one! hugs. Linda

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  12. That's great stuff... I would love to try this with my Zentangle Inspired Art...
    I had planned on printing some designs at Spoonflower...here in Durham...but this can give me immediate satisfaction.
    Thanks for the heads up and the opportunity to win, Joanne

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  13. I would use it in my mixed media work to create colourful textures.

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  14. I heard about TAP and thought it would be a great way to transfer some of my art work to a purse that I am making. I will have to explore this further. Thanks for the opportunity to win a seat in Lesley's class.

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  15. I've heard of TAP, and definitely want to try it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I would try transferring images to blocks of wood for the mantle.

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  17. I would use TAP on fabric to create journal covers. What a great way to leverage your own art! Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in Lesley's class.

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  18. So since you just taught me to draw, I would do a little girlie dress and then make a pillow for my granddaughters room! I still can't draw butterflies, but my little dresses are stinkin cute" that would be so cool! My granddaughter is Autistic and she loves cuddling with pillows. That's what I would do!

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  19. I have never heard of this before. This can take my art onto fabric. I would love to win this class!

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  20. I would love to use the TAP paper to transfer images to clothing. I would love to "wear" some of my art.
    Aloha, Kate

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  21. Would love to try this product to capture my grand kids artwork along with mine together in an awesome keepsake!

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  22. This will take my quilting to a whole new level. My daughter is the artist and I'm the quilter. Can't wait to try TAP.

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  23. this is amazing--- i have never seen anything about it before! can't wait to try it !
    what wonderful information!

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  24. Dear JoAnne, love your stuff... i followed your ideas on adding gold lettering to items last holiday season.
    ice blue wrapping paper with silver pen...scrawly writing....lovely! thanks for sharing.....
    tap is cool... love your contribution. linda

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  25. Wow! Never heard of this but it sounds spectacular! I can just imagine all the possibilities. I love what you have done with your piece of art...so beautiful!I have wanted to try making an art quilt with my own fabric designs for awhile now, and can see using this product. Thanks for letting us know about it Joanne-you are a fountain of inspiration!

    Joan

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  26. I would use it to transfer my art or writing to fabric, maybe canvas or burlap, and then use my new embroidery skills to embellish the art.

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  27. I'd use it to put altered photos on quilts.

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  28. I love the idea of printing on fabric. One of a kind artistic tote bags and pillows come immediately to mind, but I'd love to experiment on other surfaces as well.

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  29. I love how there are endless ways to be creative! I would love to give this a try!

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  30. Your 'Just Be' is inspired I NEED to know more about TAP.

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  31. Ohhhh, another fun new product to try. Thanks for the introduction. This is sooo cool!

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  32. I would make me a special image on a bag for everyday-use.

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  33. it looks beautiful joanne! am sure you will create a 'just be' masterpiece in your own signature style {i love!}
    xo

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  34. Beautiful! I'd love to win since I've got some TAP here I've never used. Thanks for the opp. happyacres at wowway dot com

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  35. Great product! I think I would use it to transfer some of my artwork on the front of a dress because wearing soem of my art is a dream of mine.

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  36. I would love to make some colorful pillows with inspirational words to place on my bed that is in my combo bedroom/crafting space... I cannot paint the walls & I'm "need" of some color to brighten up my space & words for creating a spark...

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  37. I felt the same exact way about getting to use this product. I found you through the hop and I'm so glad I did. Lots of inspiration here! Thanks for the chance to win a spot on Lesley's class!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  38. I'm not sure what I would do but it would be lots of fun to play with!

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  39. I could find all sorts of uses for TAP on my art quilts using images from my photographs and using text. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  40. I would love to use it in art quilts. It would be a great way to get more visual texture to the quilts.

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  41. Oh, this is soooo exciting! I have some but didn't know what to do with it. Dying to try it now. More reasons to take more classes from both you and Lesley!

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  42. I have some TAP I purchased awhile back to use on polymer clay but have yet to use it. I would love to take Leslie's class to learn all about using TAP!

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  43. i would love to try this! i have some TAP but have yet to try it!

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  44. I have some TAP but have never used it and would love to take Leslie's class to learn all about it.

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  45. I'd love to learn how to use the TAP!
    Thanks for the chance.
    Grandma Nancy Sapp

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  46. fabulous projects using your vibrant art!!! Looks like such a "must have" product! thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to use it to transfer some very special photos of family for my Mom and create some special pieces for her.

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  47. I love transfers. I just haven't done them lately. Maybe this will get me moving.

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  48. I have always struggled with transfers. I think this may renew my interest!

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  49. Love your TAP experiments! I really need to give it a try!

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  50. OOOOOOH! Super exciting! Can't wait to see more Joanne!

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  51. My mom just gave me her much-loved Bernina 830 that she used to sew my school clothes in the 60's! I want to learn free-motion sewing on hand-painted fabrics. Using TAP would be a great way to explore this new world!

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  52. Wow, the possibilities with TAP are staggering! I have been wanting to move some of my mixed media work to shopping bags and te shirts. This product would make that SO easy! Thanks, Joanne. XOXOX. Joanna Grant

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  53. I hadn't heard of this product before. It sounds great. I'd love to transfer photos of my six grandchildren onto fabric - on t-shirts & in my mixed media art.
    Gill Kingsman

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  54. Hi Joanne! Love how you transferred your drawings onto fabric! Great idea! I'd love to try out this TAP paper! Thanks! (Great seeing you in Irvine too!)

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  55. I have seen/heard about TAP and really want to try it!

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  56. I have some TAP, but have only used it a couple of times. I would love to take a class using it, to learn more about it.

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  57. I love your TAP ideas! I haven't tried this yet, but I'm definitely going to. I also love your artwork!

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  58. Looks very interesting!!! would love to win also!

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  59. I would try to transfer some vintage photos into art journals.

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  60. I have never seen or heard of this product. Looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Cheers,
    Jane

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  61. I would love to learn about TAP. I am not sure what I would do with it except copying Joanne above and transferring my faves onto fabric. There must be many many ways in which to use TAP and I want to learn what they are. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  62. Hi Joanne! This looks like an amazing product. I'm excited about the possibilities TAP presents. I love your art.

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  63. I have to try TAP. Your work is amazing. I really want to learn more about this product.

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  64. This looks like such fun. would love to try this

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  65. Oh I would love to win this course. I'd put one of my daughters favorite images on a t-shirt for her and a bag to match! So fun, thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Hugs Giggles

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  66. What a great idea. i would love a chance to win this class.

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  67. I would love to win a spot in for this on-line class! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  68. This is serendipity! At the top of my "goals for the summer" is learning more about transfer techniques and HERE it is!!!! This is so cool!!! Thank you Joanne for the chance to join the class. Our dgt lost her job and all finances are going to support her until life changes for her! ...so getting into THE class would be a blessing to us all. Love your energy and leadership in moving mixed media/journaling forward. hugs from Canada, Lynda
    quiltsaretherapy@gmail.com

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  69. This is the first I have ever heard of TAP. I would love to transfer images to my art journals with it. Thanks for the chance to win a place in her class!

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  70. I love how you used the TAP. I would like to be able to transfer my art work onto a bag and use it for my knitting or grocery shopping. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  71. What an interesting new technique. Love to learn it.

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  72. Wow. That is gorgeous! I think I am going to have to learn more and start tapping!

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  73. You do gorgeous work. I'm super impressed. And this class sounds like it's just what I need to take my art quilts to the next level.

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  74. Transfers have been a mystery to me but I'd like to transfer an image on to a mixed media piece that is waiting for one-but I couldn't understand the instructions in the (written)tutorial. It would be fun to make personalized cosmetic bags too I think.

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  75. I have seen people scan actual items (feathers, buttons....) I would use it as a part of a collage or as a background with lettering or a quote on top. Sounds like a fun product.

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  76. Would love to win a seat in this class...have been wanting to try this for a long time now, would love to transfer some of my digital designs.

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  77. I love TAP, and I would use it in my journal and art work. Ta

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  78. I have never used it but would love to, I would repair my son's little blankie with some gorgeous cutesy panels and leave it ready for his child - it is in tatters but as he is grown up its time to pass on a refurb hopefully.

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  79. Thank you Joanne for the chance!! I would love to try TAP with my quilting!! You are such an inspiration!!!

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  80. I would make a wall hanging using TAP, fabric, paint and stitching. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. I would like to make a purse with my artwork. Really excited to learn more about TAP.

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  82. Hi!! Thanks for the chance to get a spot in this class. I would mostly use TAP for art journaling but I do envision at least one tote bag being made with transfers of some colorful artwork!!

    cathrynanne1952@aol.com

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  83. i want to start tapping! your artwork is so awesome, i want to take one of your online courses too some day as u got me doodling all the time now! aloha, angi in hana

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  84. Holy cow, I bought some of this transfer paper back in december...now where on earth did I put it?

    (thanks for the reminder Joanne)

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  85. TAP is such a versatile product - I would love to win the class :) ~Denise

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  86. It looks like another good product.

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  87. I would love to try out this new product - it sounds great!

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  88. Hope I'm not to late. Would love to win a pack. I'm down to my last half sheet...LOL
    Thanks for the give away.
    Just in case - 33mm33griffiths@gmail.com

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  89. Fantastic idea - clever ladies indeed.

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  90. wow more heavenly art to try... sounds like super fun....

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