In June, I took a screen printing class from friend and artist Kathy Sands. It was so much fun, but I wasn’t real excited about my results. Here was one of those prints from that day.
I liked the actual image but I didn’t like the white between the screen printing. I still had not washed out the wax in the screen since that class, so while I was playing with dyes a week ago, I did a little more screen printing. I cut up the piece of material that I covered my board used in that class. It had several streaks of color on it where the screen printing had bled through, but I figured since I was just playing it didn’t matter. Instead of lining the screen up on the fabric, I just printed and over printed. And I love the result!
Here it is:
Here is a closeup.
Dave said the pattern would make a great apron. (I know – he’s always thinking about cooking.) However, I cleaned my screen. What was I thinking? I could have overprinted on the other fabric, or even printed on some canvas for an apron, but too late now.
That Saturday I also played with a couple other dyeing techniques that I’ll share soon. But I definitely will revisit screen printing when things slow down here.
I’ve just done a screenprinting class with Ineke Berlyn!!
I loved it!
Lynda, this turned out great…the overprinting really does away with the shape of the screen….I do this a lot. You can always overdye also if you don’t like the white, but it will change the color of your soy wax pattern. Thanks for the plug, girl! My magazine article is all but finished and ready to go in…I will be hanging that show tomorrow in Henderson. If I see I can get done and out of there by noon…want to have a quick lunch or are you busy tomorrow?
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Kathy, thanks. Yeah I didn’t want to overdye it because of it changing the other colors. Yes, let’s do lunch. I’ve emailed you.
Even if I never get around to any of the fun techniques you blog about, I really do enjoy reading you write about them!
I agree, it looks a lot better without the white space around each print. Great job!
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Breathtaking patterns! I could picture them on a summer dress as well, really beautiful!
Ali, Thanks! Glad you enjoy reading about them but maybe soon I’ll hit on one you’ll do. If I do, please let me know! Thanks for commenting.
I like both versions of your screen printing! The original would work to cut up, or could be the base for further surface design techniques you could do on top. The second go-round where you overlapped is very interesting as well! I have not tried soy wax on a screen yet, but you have inspired me to give it a try… thanks much!
Agi, A dress would be nice too. Thanks for commenting and stopping by.
Judy, Thanks. I do see it cut up. The soy wax is a fun and interesting technique. I’m so glad I’ve inspired you to give it a try. Look forward to seeing what you do.
Gill, would love to see your results! I bet that was a fun class! Thanks for dropping by.