Before I got too involved with painting today I tried to organize a few neglected things, sketchbooks, loose sketches, things that needed a home. I found one stray sketchbook that had been moved a few months ago from a hiding place in my old studio to a hiding place in my house, and then to another hiding place in the new studio. I knew I just had to take charge and end its nomadic life, but not before I flipped through the pages to find this long forgotten heart- tree cutout.
I’m currently using it for a possible Sketchbook Journal cover, but the cut out was originally meant for a silk screen project for some notecards. I was learning the printing process at the time and after successfully printing on clothing, I wanted to try printing on notecards.
What I remember most about the printing process is that it’s FUN, it’s physical, there are a few steps to accomplish before the actual printing takes place, and that I got soaked… thankfully it was summer!
The supply list includes:
Acetate transparency to transfer your design … a printer comes in handy for this
Photo sensitive emulsion
Material to be printed, i.e. clothing, card stock, Bristol paper
Sink/hose for rinsing screen
If you’re a little bit curious, the complete supply list and process is here in this link How to Silkscreen
Here’s a super cool video on the process via The Andy Warhol Museum.
And, just when I thought I’d never screen print again, I watch this video and…
**Video link will take you to youtube for viewing
Ever silk screen anything? Leave a comment here or Tweet me @LenoreCorey