Hi Everyone, first post and nice to meet you all:). This is something i'm working on some days now, it's small decorative rocks, with heavy gell, lots of gesso and iridescent medium which gives it a…Continue
"I think i know what you mean Margo. It's funny and cute though how a little story lies behind artists. For me, i started to paint cause i wanted to recreate memories and feelings. To make a long story short, if you take a photo of a place, like…"
"i guess I can see what Alanna means and what you mean by simplicity, (and I'm envious of both of your work!)...but to me creating that reflection isn't simple...at least it's not for me or it doesn't look like it is. I mean…"
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).