Saturday, May 31, 2008

First results

Here are some results of the first DSP session. Some of these pictures are blurry, sorry about that. I should know better. This first piece started as a pale yellow fabric, which you can still see in the areas between the screened stuff and in the blocked out area of the centers. I'm getting some good edges here.

This is construction fencing. The base fabric was a pale purple and the dye paste was a dark purple. Excellent edges here.

Base fabric might be pale blue or green, I don't remember. The print paste was brushed onto the screen with a paintbrush in no particular design, so it just makes an interesting texture as it deconstructs.

The background fabric was a definite orange-y low water dye piece. The screen was red print paste in a scribble with a curved tip syringe. The first pulls produced pretty faint outlines but they became much more obvious as the line began to deconstruct. Very interesting images here.

This last image is of a piece with the print paste still on. It hasn't been washed. I want to be able to compare the before and after to see how much disappears during the washout process. This started as white fabric. I used two different screens and then covered most all of the fabric with a goldish wash. I suspect that the wash color will nearly disappear.


Gerrie said...

I am taking a screen printing intensive at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts next month. I hope we do some DSP! These are great.

Cathy Kleeman said...

Thanks, Gerrie. It's one of those things that the more you do it the more ideas keep coming.

TALL GIRL said...

Love the fencing and the last one. Hope too much doesn;t wash out. Looks like you are having great fun, Cathy!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Yes, the fencing piece is excellent - very interesting movement.