Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's by Jennifer Nelson

By Jennifer Nelson

Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies’ domestic magazine. Vogue. In an that has been in a downward spiral for years, those magazines—and different women—focused magazines like them—have not just retained their readership, they’ve elevated it. each month, 5 million-plus girls peel again the slick conceal in their favourite journal to thumb via pages choked with tidings and recommendation approximately model, attractiveness, intercourse, relationships, eating plan, wellbeing and fitness, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines supply useful info, or do they purely peddle fluff and fantasy—and in both case, do ladies take their messages to heart?

In Airbrushed Nation, Jennifer Nelson—a longtime insider—exposes the bare fact at the back of the modern pages of women’s magazines, either strong and undesirable. Nelson delves deep into the area of glossies, explaining the ways that those magazines were confident for girls, highlighting the ways that their agendas were inaccurate, and asking the questions that experience gone unasked: What do girls imagine and think concerning the retouched images, the ever-present intercourse recommendation, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the delusion style spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and accessories? Do the unrealistic advertisements, photographs, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vainness . . . and is it intentional?

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Solution: Select a design with heavier, stronger lines. Set printer option to bold or dense. Use more heat, as much as the synthetic fabric will tolerate. Problem: A double image appears. Solution: Use clean paper, clean cover on ironing surface. Do not let fabric or paper shift. Problem: Paper won't peel off the fabric. Solution: Peel when hot, or let cool completely. The transfer is "tacky" when warm. Bonnie Meltzer Detail of scarf For her scarf, Bonnie scanned leaves into the computer, reduced them, and again printed on paper with BlackLightning in black and magenta.

2. Cut fabric larger than the drawing, 3. Protect an ironing surface with paper. Place fabric right side up, with drawing on top, crayon side down, Cover with scrap paper. 4, Heat iron to highest setting the fabric will tolerate without scorching, Step-press by lifting the iron up and down firmly, Do not slide the iron. Heat until the drawing begins to show through the top sheet of paper. Children need adult supervision for this step of the transfer. The transferred drawing will be a mirror imag~ of the original.

Djust the paper thickness setting on the printer: Darcy Falk Journey, 21" x 16" photo: Michael Falk Darcy scanned a photo into her computer so it could be laser printed directly onto silk organza. The organza was first ironed onto freezer paper, and after printing, was allowed to dry for 24 hours. The image was then set with a medium hot iron. Acrylic wash painting along with layering, burning, and stitching completed the piece. Joan Schulze Detail of Water Music, full quilt on page 16. Lettering used by Joan was scanned into her computer.

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