The BIG screen printing experiment: Part 2

Last year I attempted to make my own ‘exposure unit’ that would allow me to expose large screens.  Almost a year on I have decided that the previous method was… well rubbish!

The photographs, displayed above, are part of the latest experiment. Please accept my apologies for the utterly rubbish photographs! The downfall of taking photographs in a dark room.

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Wild Terrain

It has been a while since I’ve done a print run on my mega table! And, this fabric below is the result of my latest print run. Wild Terrain

With this organic fabric I will be making maxi skirts! Yay! I love maxi skirts, they don’t suit me but I love them regardless! I’d like to tell you a little bit about this design. Continue reading

Moose my faithful friend.

 

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What can I say about this illustration, other that I am in love with it! Pan surprised me with this print, I think I actually cried. Moose was my first rescue dog. He was loving and extremely affectionate, and highly incorrigible! With Moose being my first rescue dog I had absolutely no idea of the challenge that I was in for, and no idea of how much in love with him that I would become. Continue reading

Making a screen on a shoestring

Developing a new business is hard! And, if you don’t have the start up capital it is even harder.  For a business to begin generating an income you need the necessary tools that enables you to make your product to sell but you can’t sell… until you have those tools.  A bit of a catch 22 situation! For Elsie Jayne to continue developing I needed specifically sized screens for printing onto large pieces of fabric on my fabulous handmade screen printing table [I’m slightly in love with my mega printing table!].  But, I had no money left to buy these screens, they cost a pretty penny. So… I made my own!
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Crafty Happiness

 

Have you ever, like me, wondered around designer stores or browsed through social media sites such as Pinterest or Instagram and felt envious of the beautiful displays of stylish home decor?  Some people have that awesome talent for decorating their home with such style and grace.  I, unfortunately, am not one of them.  My home can be described as a hodge-podge [putting it politely] mess at best.  As well as having a poor eye for coordination and decoration I simply do not have enough money to fill my home with delicious delights.  Instead I forage for scrap! This piece of driftwood was found upon the shores of Wales – such a beautiful place.

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