Here are a few of the fabric pieces that got screen printed at our Screen Printing Party last week. Most of them are mine but one is Sally’s as she left it at my house accidentally.
This piece is Sally’s – it looks kind of blurry – I hope if you click on it to enlarge it looks better. It’s a piece of linen fabric that was previously dyed green. A deconstructed screen print was screened over the top.
Here’s a closer view. I think this would make a nice background.
This piece was previously printed with the green leaves. I screen printed the blue on top of that.
This piece has been printed twice with a blue school glue screen. The bottom layer is the red layer and then I screened green dye on top of that with a different blue glue screen.
This gets the ugliest fabric award. It was originally printed on a “gelli” plate, that’s the red/purple layer. Then I used the green dye and the blue glue screen. I was hoping to improve it a bit but not sure it’s any better. I think I need to over dye the entire thing to tone it down a bit.
Here’s the back of the one above. It is definitely better from the back.
These are my favorites. These four pieces of fabric were screened over torn paper. I just sprinkled some paper scraps from the shredder on top of the fabric and then screened various colors of dye in several layers over the top. The paper forms a resist as you print.
Here’s a little closer view. I’m not sure what I’ll do with these fabric pieces yet but I think this last set would make great notebook covers.
I like the school glue piece, but the gelli piece has a lot movement and interest. I don’t find the back as nice. I love the shredded paper pieces. They will definitely make cool notebook covers.
I really like the shredded paper screens, such a simple thing to do but so effective, but they are all lovely 🙂
Thanks Teri – it is a simple process but it always yields great results.