Friday, September 10, 2010

A week of screen prints


I've been printing poppies again. The photo on the right is what the mask looked like - three little poppies in a row.  From memory this was about the 8th print off the newspaper paper mask.  The first few prints I did were red and yellow, slowly mixing to orange.  I did these prints onto a very fine lawn and a lot of the paint went straight through to the cover on my printing pad.  The photo on the right is that piece of cloth after I had made 4 prints.  I think I like it better than the original prints.






















These two were a bit of fun to make.  Firstly I printed the pomegranates in opaque white onto black linen and then, while the screen was still on the cloth I "finger painted" colour onto the white.  I'm really very pleased with the way they came out.  The white paint made them very hard to photograph.







I printed these two last night, at midnight!  I cut these stencils from a piece of clear contact. and then tuck it to the back of my screen!

Over the weekend I'm going to play with some of my fabric dyes and my poppies.

Is it legal to have this much fun creating a mess in my sewing room?  I do hope it is because I don't want to stop!

Hugz


8 comments:

Penny said...

I have a yen to learn how to screen print, I have never done it, read about it but not sure where to start. Wish you were a bit closer I could have a lesson!
Oh and I worked out what Orange power was, I even have some, but have a canon printer not an HP.
I feel the need to keep busy.

Gina said...

Lovely sreenprints!

Chris said...

Those red poppies are just drop dead gorgeous!! Cx

aubirdwoman said...

when can we sign up for classes. Fabulous work Sally.

ozjane said...

Love them.....but yes you are having too much fun....you do have to sew something with these...or do you??

Robbie said...

very cool!! I like all the pieces but the last two really strike me!! Very nice work and having fun at the same time! keep enjoying!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely screenprints, what are you going to do with them now?

Susan Briscoe said...

Love the poppies!

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