Thursday, April 19, 2012

Silkscreening Finally!

I finally achieved a goal that has been on my list for a long time. I am learning how to silkscreen. I have one more class to go. 
I just let it become this "thing", this mystery for the longest time. Funny how we let things like that become the big scary monster!!  So now I have tried and worked in all types of printmaking with this being my last to embrace. Why did I wait so long? 
I just loved it!!! Here are some photos to share from my fun experience.

Exciting to see my tree motif printed. I printed the design on paper only in this round looking forward putting ink on fabric. 
I love this printmaking process. No longer a mystery.

Instructor with demo of  photo emulsion application.

Burning images to the screen. Trying a few images all at the same time as  test.

Washing the screen.

Putting a ribbon of paint on to the screen. Decided to try the tree motif first.

Flooding the screen.

Here are the printed tree motifs, I love the strength of silhouette. 
As much as I enjoy design, surface pattern design to be exact, there is nothing like the "magic' of creating art with your hands. 
In surface pattern design I have realized that it is possible to find balance between computer work and working with your hands. 
I had a fabric design teacher, who eventually became my friend who always said "keep your "hand" in your work, don't lose that. 
With that said make the computer your other "favorite brush" use it as an art supply or tool. 

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  1. Beautiful! I've always thought I might like silkscreening. Someday.....

  2. Looks awesome! Silk screening has always intrigued me too. Beautiful work.

  3. beautiful! glad you are enjoying it :)

  4. Yippee, you finally were able to attend! Bravo! Love your tree! I am so excited for you!


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