Margaret had brought supplies for us to use and had printed some images on her printer at home using both TAP and transparencies. We weren't sure if a special type of printer was necessary for those types of transfers.
You don't have to use a printer to get the images onto TAP; you can draw on it also and then perform the transfer. TAP is a Leslie Riley product and they carry it at the Artist and Display store in Milwaukee. Several of the ladies bought some when we stopped there on Wednesday on our way to Jan's house.
Jan also brought some lutrador for us to try. This product has the look and feel of interfacing. After you transfer an image to it you can use a heat gun to get the edges to curl or to create burn holes on the edge or in the center of the piece... very cool!!!
Jan also brought her gelli plate. It is a rather new product that we played with. This too was a hit with some people and when we stopped at Artist and Display there were several flying off the shelf.
Jan demoed and most people tried it out to create backgrounds. Basically, you apply layers of various acrylic paints to the thick gel plate and then can use stencils or texture pieces (like bubble wrap and punchinella) to create interest and depth
We were trying to fit 2 projects in each day, but we decided in the future that 1 project a day is probable enough.... besides, we need time to talk and enjoy each other without the stress of projects.