This is a day of off-set printing and I am using the StencilGirl L498 Vine Swirl to do so.
As an aside, when I was at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I took a screen-printing class. I loved it. My first print was a design based on shoes and I got to cut rubylith, which is such fun to do. My teacher was disappointed in my final print because he felt it would benefit by off-set printing. Or printing the same image, one on top of the other, but offset slightly.
He gave me a B+ for my effort. SD 181 (Surface Design 181) at left, its more recent interpretation (at right) went on to live among its fellas in the Meadowlark by Windham fabric line.I love seeing the original artwork alongside its current interpretation.
At the same time, I am playing with some hand cut stencils too. It was been fun to experiment with the many ways to apply dye through a stencil in order to color cloth. My current favorite method is by way of squeegee-ing dye through the stencil. I find this really saturates the cloth and allows for great penetration of dye.
So, I think perhaps I will be playing with value/color choice and off-set printing. (I would like at least 8-10 more of this print, so I gotta get busy.)
Using a white foam roller works well too. (Page 82 PFP)
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2 thoughts on “Printing away the day.”
I love offset printing. I always think of my Gram’s bark cloth drapes that were huge flowers and the leaves were offset printed. It was my first exposure to shadows. Of course, at 3, I didn’t know what I was seeing. LOL! I really like the font you used on the rose print. Have fun!!!
That is David’s handwriting!!!