Screen Printed Tops

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Jun 032018
 

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Tops And T-shirts

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I was awake early Thursday morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I decided to get my screen printing things out onto the kitchen table and print some vest tops and T-shirts for me and the youngest nephews.

I’d got a couple of black ones for me that I wanted to try printing the peacock I printed and painted previously onto, but this time I didn’t want to do any painting, simply screen printing in gold and bronze ink.

I must say that I am a little disapointed in the results.  Neither colour pops as much as I had hoped on the black.  The print itself is good in both colours, with even the finer details of plumage and leaves all printed, but they look paler than I would have expected metalic ink colours to be on black.  Mind you, they do appear clearer inbthe photos taken with flash.

Plumage and Foliage Screen Sansation 12″ square screen with Gold ink.

Closeup.

Plumage and Foliage Screen Sansation 12″ square screen with Copper ink.

And closeup.

Then I went on to a white one for me with a double layer screen print of a rose.  I used Red and Leaf Green ink for the first layer of this one. Then after it had dried I used copper for the outline layer.

I knew that, with a stretchy material that moved just by pealing away the first screen after inking, that getting the second layer exactly in place without any area having stretched and moved would be nigh on impossible, so I decided to go off set on purpouse. Some is a bit further off than other areas, but I recon it looks better than it would have if some areas were spot on and some off.

And a closeup.

I think I will try this on a canvas at some point, as it could be fixed and I could try to get the outline spkt on.

After playing with screens and tops for me I went to screen print and then stamp onto T-shirts for my two youngest nephews.

I used a smaller 7″ x 5″ screen of a fox that I’d used previously on a card as the main image on both, then added their initial in the bold font stamps made to work with the Screen Sensation system.

For both I printed the fox using some dabs of red ink, some dabs of copper ink, and some big dollups from my mixture of used colours pot. The same mixture pot was used for stamping the initial.

This first one is a caramel coloured garment.

And a closeup.

And the colour of this second one is called grey marl.

And again a closeup.

As you can see, the colouring isn’t exactly the same on both foxes as it is impossible to get two prints exactly the same when using a mixture of colours.

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I have a couple of screens I haven’t tried out yet. A spotty one and another pattern one.  I think they will be good for backgrounds for cards and perhaps to decorate wrapping paper or gift bags to wrap up gifts to go with the cards.  So I need to get my thinking cap on to decide exactly how I will use them, and then I’ll have another screen pribting session. So keep an eye out for a blog post about that sometime in the future.

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May 122018
 

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Crafting With Another Screen Print

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In an earlier post I showed you a small batch of Screen Prints I’d done one day before I got out of steam and had to clear away and rest.

I had painted one of the peacock prints on cardstock to put up on my mother’s calender as her May image, but now I’ve also got the one on canvas painted as well.

It looks quite like the other one as I’ve used the same inks and paints (see previous post for details), but there is a slight difference in how the colours look on the canvas one compared to the cardstock.

This is a close-up of one area.

A close look at the whole image.

And the whole canvas at a different angle.

I haven’t quite got the angle of the image right to catch the shimmer and shine this time, but I hope you like it.

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So that’s it for today. I’ll show you how I get on with makeing something with my other screen prints in the future.

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More Screen Printing

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May 042018
 

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More Screen Printing

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On my post of the 2nd – here – I showed you how I’d added some details to the pockets of my new gardening shirt by screen printing a floral wreath on one pocket and my initial on the other.  Well, on the same day I screen printed those, I also screen printed a small mumber of other things.

Firstly I printed the same Floral Wreath onto cardstock in red.  Neither was a big sucess as the first one was slightly over the edge so I must have moved the cardstock. The second was smudged.

So I decided to wash it off before printing again in black.  Unfortunately the tape over the English wording came off and I forgot to re-tape, so I’ve got words on the prints that I didn’t want.

So I gave up on that screen and put it to wash again while I went on to another screen called Plumage and Foliage.

I wanted to screen print this onto a board mounted canvas, but that was too thick to alow the Screen Sensation framework to close properly. I therefore just taped the screen onto the frame in the usual manner but didn’t insert this into the Screen Sensation framework. I just put it in place over my canvas and held it in place with one hand while using the other to pull Copper Screen Sensation Ink over it.

And it worked!

I then put the screen into the main framework and did another print onto 280gsm cardstock.

As I had my small, travel, iron out to heat set the ink on my shirt so that it can go in the wash I did the same for all these other prints – I did a test with the iron on a corner of the canvas before houng all over just to make sure it was OK with heat.

By this time I was exhausted and couldn’t think of doing any more printing, so the T-shirts, etc., I’ve got in ready will have to wait for another day.

So now it’s just a case of what I’m going to do with these screen prints.

Well I’ve just got one ready to show you today – the one of the peacock screen printed on cardstock.

Back at the start of April I told you about the calender I bought for my Mother, and I said I was adding some sort of picture to each month as we came to it.  You can see the post – here – if you missed it.

Well for May I decided to quickly colour up the peacock.  I’m not so good at painting, but this time I decided to give it a go.  I’d just got in some Dinky Inkies Pearl Reinker Multibuy, and, because of the different effect of these I thought that they would suit the image.  Only problem I had was no suitable blue colour, so I reached for my Gansai Tambi, Blue Gem colour. And while I had those out I picked the purple colour from the same set. Every other colour used is a Dinky Inky.

I did go online to have a look at some photos of peacocks, but there’s no way I could get near to the beauty of a real peacock with its miriad of subtle, shimmering, colours, so I just went with the colours I’d got.

It doesn’t look too bad, and Mam is quite pleased with her May picture.

In some lights it looks quite flat.

But, because of the types of mediums I’d used, in other lights you can see the sparkle in some areas and the irridecense on others.

It is quite lovely when the light hits it at some angles.

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So that’s it for today. I’ll show you how I get on with makeing something with my other screen prints in the future.

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