Last weekend, I taught myself to screen print with the help of Lena Corwin’s amazing book! As an artist working in the world of design, I often wish to have the ability to design my own textiles.
The first print I tried was using a simple stencil. I cut out the deer pattern using my exacto blade. You can see a messy picture of all my supplies: squeegie covered in ink, painter’s tape, spoon, and screen printing ink.
Here is what the screen looks like after dragging the squeegie across one time.
Voila! Some of the fruits of my labor…
A greeting card with hand painted watercolor background, digitally enhanced print.
Linen Pillowcase with Silver Reindeer Print
and this set of mix and match Tea Towels
It’s amazing how you can come up with an array of products from a single print!
These items will be in my Etsy shop soon:)
Today is shaping up to be an active rainy Monday. I am working on a lighting installation all day and can’t wait to share the photos. I will keep you posted.