Hi Milliande,love your work so I signed up on your ning.It inspires me,I get great tips from the members,love your video's and yes me too started to carve again stamps to use in my art works :-)THX 4 sharing
Hi Milliande..I've been enjoying your videos. They are filled with information. I'm having fun with stamp carving...thanks to you I've gotten the carving bug again.Thanks for all you do. You are amazing.
I am mostly doing encaustic which really suits my nature, in that I like things to be not overplanned. I love the happy accident and being suprised by something. And as I am a bit lazy about cleaning brushes its great, for you never have to wash your brushes with encaustic, yet you still get the depth of colour from the oils. and you don't have to wait for it to dry as it dries almost immediately. But I do do a lot of textural work and above all colour is my passion. Yep ia ma watching your youtube. this is a good palce too though. a bit different. and I like th chatting option.
Just thought I would pop in and say hello. I am living in Australia but am originally from Manchester,U.K. I am doing a diploma in fine arts which I hope to finish this year. I thought you lived in europe somewhere don't know why. I watched your vids on youtube very cool. love your studio in your garden.
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).