Hi Andrea, I checked out your Art Trader mag and found it quite interesting and informative. Thanks so much for having a free downloadable version of it ! I'm tempted to participate in your mixed media birds with hats contest, so maybe I will! :) Hv a good day!
Hi Andrea, just watched all your videos on youtube and have to say great job! Each one had me wanting more.....and I love the music you had in each of them. My favorite was the Gothic Arch, very nicely done. I also had not heard of the magazine Art Trader so will be checking that out also. I love being able to learn new things from fellow ning friends. Look forward to see more from you.
I just got "Freda Faerie" in the mail, today!!! Hooray! She is GORGEOUS! Wow, wow, wow!!!! The colours and movement ... exquisite! I will cherish this painting, forever! Thank you so much, Andrea! *hugs and sparkles*
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).