Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I just love rock art! I will be sharing some of our discoveries over the next several Travel Log Tuesdays!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Roberta asked what I use for my block printing material. I like Innovart Eco Printing Block material, which is available from Dick Blick. Here is the link to the page for the printing block material I use. It is affordable, 100% recycled, and holds up well to a lot of use.
I now have six different blocks with Starry Night swirls. I think it is more interesting with the mix of sizes.
I have used two different colors of blue Setacolor Transparent paints for the printing; Ultramarine Blue and Cobalt. I like the way the yellow screen printing peeks through and kind of twinkles.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I am using yellow screenprinting ink to print text across the surface of this collage.
The text Thermofax screens are adapted from writings of my grandmothers and some that I have written.
I use plastic disposable plates for my palette. I reuse the plates over and over. I have several so I can easily switch from one color to the next. The paint dries and it does not reactivate when a new color is added to the palette.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The gray fabric is all gone, and I am craving some color, so I am going to ease into it with this group of blue hand dyed fabrics..http://www.mistyfuse.com/
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Here is a detail showing the binding that has been fused in place (above).
Below is a detail showing the binding after it has been screen printed with text using Pearly White Screen printing ink.
The next step is to block print on top of the screen printing. Above, I have applied paint only to the edge of the printing block. I am only printing the binding, which is about 1/2" wide. Below, a well used (paint stained) printing block is face down on the binding - printing the edge. My print table is covered in plastic - which is pretty much covered in paint (dry paint doesn't stain anything!)
Here are three of images of the binding after it has been screen printed and block printed.
I have never been disappointed with this binding method! It may seem like a lot of fussing, but - I don't have to do any hand stitching!