Author Archive: ArtbyNitsa

Canvas Background Photo Layer

Canvas Art squares by Nitsa

Using the canvas layer method is a quick and simple way to spice up any photo. With this technique you can use practically any of your photos that needs a little kick. 1. The first thing to do is make…
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Coloring a photo transfer

Image transfer with oil

The above is a photo taken in Harper’s Ferry in West Virginia and image transferred to watercolor paper. It was then hand color with coloring pencils. Learn how to color your photos: Easy Guide to Hand Coloring Photos Purchase a…
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Photographing at night

Night photography

The photo on the left was taken in New York somewhere on the border of Chinatown and Little Italy. It was quite a dark night and literally I had to quit breathing in order to take this hand-held very long…
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Coloring a photo with coloring pencils – Part one

Hand coloring Photos with Pencils

Coloring pencils won’t work well on a coated smooth surface, such as glossy photo paper. Therefore, it’s a good idea to select a matte, semigloss or fine art surface with “tooth” to print your photo on. You can use any…
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Working on my next book

Working in Adobe Indesign and making a printed version of the Image Transfer Pack. I’m thinking to make it available at the same price+shipping. Will be interesting to see if people prefer a printed version over the download…

Oil and solvent image transfer – part one

Oil and solvent image transfer

Stay updated Here is a truly neat way to instantly transfer your favorite photos or any other toner based images and magazine clips. This process uses pure essential oils such as Wintergreen or Eucalyptus oil and has a very distinct…
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Flower Art: Sketch or photography?

Oil Transfer watercolor flower art

Recently oil transfer became one of the most enjoyable artworks for me to do. Well, the aroma is great 🙂 What I like about oil transferring black and white photos is that the end result looks very much like a…
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Aging a color photo with coffee (or tea if you are British)

Aging a color photo with coffee

Aging a color photo is obviously more challenging than making a black and white or sepia tone image look old – a bit tricky, but definitely not impossible. Here is how you can do it with… Coffee. yes, really. 1)…
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Basic Inkjet Image Transfer – Part One

Basic inkjet photo transfer

This is one the most basic methods of transferring inkjet printouts from one surface to another and therefore it is a good place to begin. Though this inkjet transfer method is not as fast as the wet or oil transfers…
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photo transfer to mod podge

mod podge image transfer

This easy image transfer process will result in an image which is embedded onto a semi-translucent skin. The skin can be mounted on different surfaces, such as glass, metal or wood, where the background will show through. Another great use…
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