"Thanks for the encouraging words Tammy and William. I really like how they came out. Much better in person as I'm not very good with the camera. William- we're both in the "Zone". I live in Phoenix. Some of my favorite haunts are…"
"@Elke- Stone inlay is crushed semi-precious stone such as lapis or turquoise. You mix it with super glue and force it into a gouged out area. Afterwards, you sand it smooth and then do it again as needed till it looks like a solid stone. Wood…"
Thanks for your kind words and i do love your work!Hope to see more as it alsways makes me want to do something in that direction but i do commission work in the moment and have a long list before i can play around!Funny you go to France and we have been to NY this summer which we really loved,only the artscene is a bit weird!!!i'm sure i don't understand much of it but i found it weird most of the time and i was surprised who would pay such prices?Looks like it's a secret and only the richest play a game amongst themselves as they don't know how to spent their money; A kind of investement,i guess,but they won't come our way,we need to do really weird stuff and crawl out of a tent in Inner Mongolia to be in the slightes interesting,i'm afraid,but meanwhile keep going and enjoy the bright,sunny colours,much love from france,happy creating,Elke
Hi Mary Love your work, glitter/gold/bronze fan here too! Must be those desert colours. I have been to Phoenix!! My school chum who I have known 40+ years now lives there. Hope you enjoy the site. kind regards Joan
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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).
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