Thanks for the friendship! Sorry it's taken me sooo long to reply but I've been away and sooo busy I haven't had time to scratch myself - let alone come and visit this place!
Love your page and your artworks!
I am currently making a collaged Wedding Blessing Book for a friend which is a huge project but am loving every minute of it... not great with deadlines though and so am up to my eyeballs in pictures and glue until it's finished!
So still not much time to spend here but hope to when it's finished. I will upload some pictures of it too.
Looking forward to visiting you again very soon when I have some more time.
Mo, I'm not sure of whether to thank you or throw a hunk of wax at you ;) I am now totally in love with encaustics. I loved your youtube tutorial and it made this process of learning so easy. Thank you again for posting.
Hi Mo, thats ok, i understand the net gremlins...aways seem to be messing with things! You're from northern Sydney? Cool. I'm from midnorth coast NSW...a place called Taree. About 4 hours from sydney i guess. Hey congrats on selling your painting! That's such a brilliant feeling isn't it. debs
ps your daughter looks gorgeous, looks like a beautiful wedding. Cheers!
Yeah thanks for getting me onto this site. Glad to be here. I have an exhibition coming up in Wingham in March with the works I have created since moving up to Firefly. Its called "Feeling Nature". So glad to hear you had such a successful exhibition!
Will talk again soon
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).