"Thanks Diane, but i decided not to chance it, everything i have tried so far has altered the image(test image), so i mounted it in a box frame just the way it is. I'm showing it at an art show that we have annually here, it is a studio tour in…"
"Laura,thank you for your kind words :) I LOVE trees and photographing them as it's like some tell a story! And the sky and clouds...there's nothing more than a great scenic pic there! I was very fortunate to capture the heart cloud because…"
Came across Gary's you tube video by accident, and was enthralled, had to learn more, and now i want to do more!
Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
Digital photography used in photoshop to create other images, I paint in pastels, but i am so excited about all the projects I've seen for art journals and assemblages that i want to try it for myself.
Laura,thank you for your kind words :) I LOVE trees and photographing them as it's like some tell a story! And the sky and clouds...there's nothing more than a great scenic pic there! I was very fortunate to capture the heart cloud because as you know,clouds change fast! I apologized to all on my blog as I had started taking HRT pills (Hormone replacement therapy)...I'm sure you know :P Anyhow,they totally put a new spin on my mood swings! I was so over sensitive to everything! Now I cry at the drop of a hat. I'm a mess and my husband & 6 kids are at a loss.They are afraid to say ANYTHING to me because they (as well as myself) are so uncertain to my reaction :(
So,sorry it has taken so long to get back at you...I pretty much took some time off from computer world to regain my senses and hope the pills would settle in so to speak! I also haven't been on much with a the flooding we had on the 8th of this month from Hurricane Lee. Us ourselves didn't sustain any damage but allot of our family's did and we have been working on clean up and cleaning our house out of what we no longer need so we could donate all to the flood victims.
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).