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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Deconstructed Screen Printing

 Yesterday, I showed some "deconstructed" or "breakdown" screen printed fabric I did recently.
Here is more.  To build this screen image, I used corrugated cardboard and some fly swatters as the resist when I applied the base coat of thickened dye.  After it dried, I used clear alginate to print.
Here is another one (above).  I only printed this one four times.  There was not much dye left on the screen (only in the white areas).  I mixed and blended different colors of dye directly on the screen to create this effect, which I think is lovely.
There was not much dye coming through this screen, so the prints are very white.  I used netting and rubber bands to create the texture.  I did not do many prints of this one.  I later realized I probably could have continued printing over and over and might have had something interesting, but I didn't love it, so I moved on to my other screens.

1 comment:

tiedyejudy said...

I love these! Now that the weather is warming up and I may have some free time, I hope to get back to trying this again. I love the rubber band resists! Did you drop them on the screen while the thickened dye was wet, then pull them off when the dye dried? Great patterning!