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!


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.


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.


  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!

  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!

  3. Anonymous10:03 AM

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

  4. Anonymous3:51 PM

    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 ;)

  5. Anonymous2:49 AM

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

  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!