Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Screen filler tutorial

A little demo to show how the oval spots on the last were post were applied to the screen:

I stuck these 'good work' stickers to the underside of the screen

Squeegeed over some pink (mmmm!) screen filler

Stickers removed

And printed (confusingly)  in pink and blue over some other prints - I like that they're not perfect!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Screen Print Layers

I have lots of scraps of fabric that I 've used for demonstrating a technique in class or for doing a test print.  I usually use these as rags, but I decided to set a challenge for myself. So, I've been saving these and printing over them. These have happened over a couple of weeks - whenever I am printing something, I just look and see if it will work on the test cloth.  Actually,  I'm really excited about them - it's been really good for freeing up my graphic side.  Can't wait to do more!

This one and the image below are 2 bits of the same fabric - you can probably tell

Don't bother with reading the text , it's not real writing.

And this is a polycotton pillow slip torn open- you know how I'm always saying you can't print on polycottons?....well once again I've proved myself wrong.  But what is really interesting is the lovely muted colours from the procion dyes which I guess dyed the cotton but not the poly.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Amnesty banner

 A cause close to my heart at Saturdays' regional conference

So , here's why- and I quote from Amnesty's info:

Push-backs are collective expulsions of a group of people without making an assessment of the circumstances of each person. This practice puts lives of people, including children, at risk and is against the law. People described how their inflatable boats were rammed or knifed, or how they nearly capsized while they were being towed or circled by a Greek coastguard boat. Almost every person who claimed to have been pushed back said that they either experienced or witnessed violence and ill-treatment. They reported being slapped and beaten. Their belongings were taken away, or thrown into the sea.
The alarming number of testimonies collected by Amnesty International suggests that push-back practices are regularly employed by the Greek border police and coastguards.