Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Screen Printing Play Day...

Virginia invited us over to her sun room
for a screen printing play day:



Virginia Screen Printing








Thickened Screen Printing Paste




Work Table for mixing up
Thickened Dye Paste




Dye




Virginia's piece is coming along nicely







Yellow Thickened Dye Paste







Blue Thickened Dye Paste




Virginia treated her screen with Elmer's Gel Glue
in a circular design to act as a resist during
the screen printing process




This has been screen printed and is covered in
plastic and ready to bach for 24 hours










Elmer's Gel Glue on a silk screen
acted as a resist





Flour Paste Silk Screen
Tree Image scratched into dried flour





Tree Screen Print





Covered in plastic...



I took my screen prints home and let them bach
for 24 hours...


This pieced has been washed & dried.
This was a white piece of fabric that I wrote on with a
tjanting tool and hot soy wax.
Then I screen printed blue thickened dye paste over it.
It was my first effort at soy wax, and I see that I should have
written slower to allow more soy wax to penetrate the fabric.
This is a good candidate for discharge techniques.





This piece has been washed and dried.
It is a commercial batik that I thermofax screen printed on
with orange thickened dye paste.





This is a white piece of fabric that I covered with yarns and
fibers to act as a resist.
Then I screen printed over the top with
blue thickened dye paste.
This is a good candidate for more surface design techniques





This is the blue circle fabric that I showed earlier while it
was on the work table covered in plastic.
It started out as a white fabric that was stamped with hot
soy wax with circles to act as a resist.
Then I screen printed over it with bright blue thickened dye paste.
Again, I can see that I should have allowed more soy wax
to penetrate the fabric to create a better resist.
This is a good candidate for discharge and further surface design





This pink piece has been washed and dried.
I applied soy wax to white fabric as a resist, then screen printed
over it with pink thickened dye paste
I needed a heavier application of soy wax.
This piece is a good candidate for discharge techniques.





This is a commercial batik that I thermofax screen
printed on with black thickened dye paste




The black dye could have been darker...
Next time I will know to add more dye to the thickened paste
to get the deep black color I desire.


My first experience with soy wax and thickened dye
screen printing taught me plenty.
I am anxious to try these techniques again with
the benefit of what I have learned.

I am satisfied with the fabrics I created.
I plan to do additional surface designs to them to enhance
the fabrics and create a layered depth of texture.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view Sun Printing on Fabric

CLICK HERE to view Thermofax Screen Printing

CLICK HERE to view Textile Painting


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn

1 comment:

upstateLisa said...

looks like lots of fun!!! I really want to give it a try some day. thanks for sharing!