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Day Four of the Screen Printing Intensive

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Today, instead of doing devore, I opted for deconstructed screen printing. I have found  a new love. This is right down my alley and so addictive.

Here are some photos of work from today. I steamed and washed the work that I discharged yesterday

This piece is better than I had imagined. I am loving all the layers that I have produced.

Today, I brought in two silk scarves which I had dyed some time ago. They were a very rich reddish orange. I felt that they needed some additional design elements. I cut out circles from freezer paper in various sizes and ironed them to a screen. I then discharged the scarves. Here are the final results after steaming and washing.

The first step of creating a screen for deconstructed printing is painting the bottom of the screen with plain dye, mixed with water — no soda ash or paste.

I decided to use the freezer paper moon screen one more time. You can see both sides of the dye painted screen.

Here is my first, not so successful, print. I discovered, too late, that you need to paint some print paste on the screen and let it sit for a few minutes to soften the dye. This is a print on silk organza. There is some very salvagable fabric here.

Here are the deconstructed moons, printed on some hand-dyed fabric.

That is all I have photos of tonight. I just slept through most of a movie so I am going to toddle off to bed.