Today is the day...
Playing with Thermofax Screen Printing
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Versatex Screen Printing Inks
They leave the hand of the fabric very soft.
Thermofax Screens, Squeegees & Bondo Scrapers
The table is set for......FUN !
This is an image of a metal tree grate I took in
Lake Tahoe last year...
Here is the tree grate as a Thermofax Screen...
Time to make our first print:
Loading the well with gold Versatex...
Drawing a fabric squeegee across the screen...
Taking a peek at the print...
Very happy with the print...
The gold Versatex is great on dark fabrics.
I took this image of an old wooden box at an antique auction
Here is the image as a thermofax screen...
I chose brown Versatex for printing...
Here is the wooden box image printed on fabric...
With gold Versatex, I added stars on top of the box print.
Great layered look and texture.
This is a photo of rusty culvert screens piled up in our barn lot
This is the culvert screens printed on rusted fabric.
I took this image of a Ponderosa Pine Tree
in Lake Tahoe last year...
Here is the Ponderosa Bark printed with Pearl Versatex
on dark blue batik...
It looks like lace.
I plan to cut this into strips and border a small quilt with it.
This is a commercial screen I purchased from
Lynn created custom screens from my original photos.
She was a delight to work with and helped me choose which of my images were most suitable for thermofax screens.
The yellow fabric is a commercial print.
I screen printed with 2 of Lynn's screens on top of it.
This was a really ugly clean up cloth.
The red squares printed on top
really brought this back from the dead.
Kathi, my play mate, is printing on a dark batik fabric
with the pearl versatex screen ink.
I took this photo of Poppy Pods two summers ago
during a Quilts in Gardens Tour
Printed on Fabric
By the looks of it...
This was an extra fun Play Day !
Now it's time to clean up...
This was our very FIRST time experimenting with
Yes, we plan on playing some more with them...
I will keep you posted.
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