September 29, 2010

Freeform Screen Printing -3-

The following screen prints are part of my homework for the third lesson of "Freeform Screen Printing".
My description is not a complete course. I recommend following the on-line course given by Lyric Kinard at Quilt University.

This was the hand-dyed fabric I used for the exercises (click on each picture for a better view):

The flour paste trial

Flour paste can act as a resist when it is dry enough.
A figure can be carved into the paste during or after drying:

the carved figure in blue and green

detail of the repeated print
with each pull the flour breaks more down
which gives a slightly organic effect

A thermofax screen

After printing the fabric with the flour paste pattern I used a thermofax screen with bubbles, made by Lyric:

fine-lined bubbles in red

detail of repeated prints together

The left-over thickened dyes from lesson 2 were also used for lesson 3.

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  1. How beautiful. I love all the practically hidden images from the flour technique and the color is scrumptious.

  2. Great results Geni. I can certainly recommend the class too, although it looks like Lyric has added thickened dyes to the mix this time around - even better.


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