Sunday, January 27, 2008

not so plain anymore



This weekend E and I made our first attempt at screen printing. He's been wanting to print up some Ts with tattoo art, so I got him a kit for Christmas. We picked out and tweaked a fish design from this Japanese patterns book+cd-rom.

With all the steps and variables in the process, I had my doubts about reaching the final product. So even with a small under-exposed area on the screen (see the blank spot where the tail should be?), we were both pretty satisfied with the outcome.



We printed some canvas scraps, our plain old natural canvas grocery bags, and a couple of t-shirts. I especially like E's placement of the fish on his shirt (back shoulder). We're ready to go again, but need to come up with a new design. Yet another fun project--I wish our weekends were longer!

2 comments:

  1. the screenprints look wonderful. i miss the UF arts + crafts center so much when i see these... many happy afternoons spent printing away!
    xox

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  2. Thanks for your comments on my blog! The shirts look great! One of these days I'd love to try screenprinting too :)

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