"hey Bronwyn :) thank you!
yea ... was busy busy busy. but i thought it has been a long time since i visited, i better find time to come visit :) hope everyone on here is doing well, including yourself."
"fascinating process and story behind it!Your art is outstanding,so well thought and executed that i do glue at the screen to discover the details!Hope you have a lot of success with it and do sell well!"
Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
My style verges on destressed, oldworld, otherworld and eclectic.
Materials i like to use are acrylics, paper, ephemera, found items, rusty elements, steampunk elements, polymer clay, airdry clay, hardware, fibre, metal, leather and stones.
fascinating process and story behind it!Your art is outstanding,so well thought and executed that i do glue at the screen to discover the details!Hope you have a lot of success with it and do sell well!
You are creating very lovely work. I love that you rust your elements organically and carefully. There just isn't always the found obect that suits the design process. Love what you are dong. Thanks for sharing.
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).