06 April 2010

Screenprinting Made Easy

Here is my first screen I made. I've since reclaimed it as I perfected my exposure technique and exposed this screen again.(see above print on skirt) It still printed quite well though. (see below)
I finished the screen printing course a couple of weeks ago now and have been drawing and printing ever since - hence the blogging break to create. The course was so fantastic and I would highly recommend it to any person wanting to D.I.Y. their own designs onto fabric. The course covered everything you need to know from creating your own screens using photo emulsion, exposing your screens in the sun using vacuum bags and clever tricks when printing. It was a full day course and the lovely Shivaun could not have been more helpful. So if you're interested go and visit Shivaun and her brother Amon who run a tip top operation in Sydney's inner west. My first screen turned out a little patchy as I accidently flipped it to the wrong side when I went to expose it. I've made a few mistakes along the way, but now I've got it sussed. I'm totally addicted and rabbit on to anyone about my exciting progress in the world of screen printing, whether they are interested or not - sorry about that friends.


Amy C said...

Love it, these designs rock.

mizu designs said...

He he he! I know that screen printing bug you've got. Lovely work!

Skye Rocket Sews said...

That course looks great!!!
I LOVE all of your new work,esp the girl putting the apple in the pocket.So gorgeous!!!!!
I can't wait to get my cushion home and stuffed.
Great to see you guys on the w'end.

gaby@stilelemente said...

Great work, it's awesome learning new skills and applying them to your own unique creations :)

Wendy said...

how exciting! your first print looks great :) i've never heard of exposing screens in the sun with vacuum bags - sounds do-able!

designed to a T said...

Hi Di, finally did my course with Shivaun last week. Had a ball, she's great!!! Here's my post about it all. http://designed-to-a-t.blogspot.com/2010/07/screenprinting-with-shivaun.html

I've put a link to this post on your site. Thanks so much.

Now I can't wait to get some of my designs done. Thanks for posting the info about her, gave me the nudge I needed.


Donna Sargent said...

Hi Di, Great meeting you at the olive tree markets.
Let me know when your going to do your screen printing course.
Cheers, Donna
Blooming prints.