Monday, May 5, 2008

Urge to kill rising.

Ok, as stated in posts before I SUCK at silk screening.

I thought being truthful about it would somehow help me? Maybe I would prove myself wrong and everything would go great!

Nah.

The worst silkscreen in history

My burn looked good, but then as I clumsily washed it out in my tub, it started to lighten around the edges! I guess this was water causing it to lift? Maybe I hadn't let it burn long enough, maybe my transparency wasn't tight enough to the screen...Anyway, I let it dry, fixed any pinholes, tried a bit of a patch up on some areas and gave it a shot.

What a MESS.

ewwww.

I only got one print that wasn't a complete wash.
Sneak peek of disaster
So I think it has to be redone. Half of the screen prints perfectly, and half is terrible. I think the key to my future success is the way I rinse it out. I was pretty rough and careless, and I think I learned something.

I can say this all calmly now because my insane anger at this screen has worn off and I no longer want to kick it into the sun like the Hulk.

So silk screened totes and tees will have to wait a bit longer.
In the meantime
-I have redesigned my dry erase boards to be WAY cheaper and they can be shipped way cheaper (Yayyy!)
-I have two completed separate wedding projects I can post later on in the week. Cutenesssss. I swear.
-I have some sketches waiting to be made into paintings.
Sketch of...something.

-Oh, and listen to the new NIN album. FREE download! Its should be at the top of the To Do list. Thanks Mr.Reznor, you made my day.

6 comments:

  1. i totally empathize with your silkscreening trials and errors. it took me a bit to get the hang of it, but i think once you do, it will seem like a breeze. but i still always pray when i wash out the screen that it will be fine :)
    your design looks great regardless.

    that wedding order in your shop the other day looked amazing! what a sweet idea for the bridal party!

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  2. Hum, the pictures look pretty good though. I'd say it would still look neat even if it is imperfect to you. Not bad at all!

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  3. I'm so excited!!! I cannot wait to get my cards. Thank you again. :)

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  4. Gawds, you are so creative! I wish I knew how to silkscreen. The design itself if great but I can see why you'd not be happy with the fuzz and blobs. I'm sure you'll work it out. I'll be keeping an eye out for when you do, I could use a new tee or two.
    The wedding cards... wow! They look great. Damn why didn't I think of that. Ah c'est la vie ;)

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  5. Oh my, and it looks like a pretty big screen too. Trial and error, perhaps? Best of luck with the next one! ;)

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  6. I'm not an expert at screen printing, but I'm wondering if it's the brand of emulsion you're using. Ulano can take some pretty brutal scrubbing and still hold together. Just a thought. Good luck because the design rocks! It needs to be out in the world!

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