Just stopping in to say G'day and also to wish you a very successful 2012! I also want to thank you for being apart of this creative community and your input, amazing art has been a valuable addition to the site!
Thank you Virgil for all your coments I love glass as a medium it is hard, unyiedling, and dangerous but after melting it is always a surprise to see how it flowed. Glass warms to the touch and can be very sensual and bright or cold and dark depending how it is manipulated. The goddess I do sell and each one bears with it a special meaning the person has attached to it and sometimes they share that meaning with me. The goddess imagery is important in my life and I love sharing it with others.
hey Virgil....just wanted to stop by and let you know how much it means to me when you comment on my work! you are very faithful and a constant source of support for me and i believe many others here. i REALLY appreciate you!!! ( and it helps that you are an amazing artist!) xoxo
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).