After months of my nagging, my dad finally decided to take me to “Da Home of Da Master” a.k.a. his pal Roger’s house/makeshift-print-studio to learn the sacred and ancient art of Screenprinting Like a BOSS. We basically got the 411 on old-skool printmaking. It’s safe to say that I now have another bullet on my list of favorite things to do.
We couldn’t stay at Roger’s for very long so I only got to print one design, but I’m beaming nonetheless because the finished print looks fantastic! If I do say so myself!
This design, which I shall hereby call “Forest Magic” for lack of a better name (ideas, anyone?), is basically a compilation of my doodles that I put together on Photoshop like 15 minutes before the actual printing process. I couldn’t take any pictures because we had to work in the dark, but I did get to bring home the materials we used.
Two separate silk screens for a 2-color print.
What you do with a screen is lay it face up on your substrate (that’s the fancy word for the surface you are printing on), and spread textile paint over the silk net thingy like peanut butter with this fabulous doodad known as a Squeegee. Greatest word ever, I know. Now go ahead and say it 5 times.
Pop suggested taking a picture of these outside on the pathway to our house ‘cause the sun was out and Harlow the Cat was begging to play model for the day.
As of now it’s in a state of lonely canvas sheet sitting on top of my desk day after day and I really ought to sew it into a bag something, but I’m really looking forward to printing more designs and hopefully including some process shots next time!
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