Sorry about yesterday, folks, the hubby came home from town with a nasty cough and headache, so I didn't get onto the net, but today has been a great day for creating!
I have been wanting to have a go at screen printing for a while and I decided today was just the day. I need some fabric for the bark on my snow gums in the landscape I am working on.
here, here and here are a few links that will show you that my sketch is actually a little subdued.
Adventures in surface design, said it works ok for most things.
Here are my home made bits and pieces on my table wich has been lined with some old fabric..
I made two of these (actually four, because the fabric was two screens long) and here are the final results
The next thing I wanted to try was using pastels.
The next thing I tried was drawing with the pastels on the screen. Above is a screen with lines drawn in pastel, It transferred well, when I squeegeed some extender across it, but I couldn't help but get my fingers dirty. As the fabric was wet, I just hoed in and added more pastel by hand.
So all in all, It was a very productive day. I do find, that when I play around like this I am more likely to find things I like and will use again. Serendipity.
There's a lot more experimenting I need to do with the screen, but also with the wet fabric and dry media. I wonder if......