Today I met with 3 friends for a play day. We brought paints, stamps, thermofax screens, and other odds and ends to experiment with. I took pictures of us working but they're all blurry so I'm not posting them. Martha and Floris had some thermofax screens they wanted to work with. Getting the hang of screenprinting takes a little practice. The paint has to be the right consistency and you have to be careful that when pulling the paint you don't smear it or move the screen. Floris' screens were very cool - she had taken pictures of things like leaves and rocks and simplified them to line patterns. The effects were really wonderful. Dale was visiting from out of town and so she borrowed fabric and supplies from the rest of us. She really liked the curved tip syringe because you can draw very thin lines on the fabric.
These are the fabrics that I did:
This is a stamp made from a styrofoam meat tray that had a grid pattern on it. The paint is a metallic but I think all the shiny bits came off in the first roll.
This is a monoprint. The original fabric was lavender. I spread dark blue paint on an acrylic sheet, pulled one of those design thingies for doing wood grains through it and then laid the fabric down and pressed it into the paint.
These are squiggles made with a curved tip syringe.
A sponge print with several different colors, and a spiral stamp.
And this is the stamp I carved.