Tag Archive | Silk screening

Emotional Abuse – How I’m Lashing Back

I think I mentioned that this week we’re doing embellishments. Part of the course is “printing a yardage.” In other words, we have to make a screen and print about a yard and a half of patterned fabric.

There was an event last week involving somebody that mentally, emotionally and financially abused me and is allowed to continue to do so since those forms of abuse aren’t considered a criminal act. I do my best to ignore it, but sometimes it’s hard. So instead of lashing back at this insecure loser directly, I’m using my energy to try create awareness about emotional abuse. Hopefully one day this will be recognized in the courts and something be done about it. That is what my yardage is going to be.

Here is what I have in the works:


The first draft of my screen design


The other ribbon. The black one will be solid purple. The other one will be purple where the black is


The layout for my screen

This project is due on Friday. I just have to shoot my screen tomorrow and I’m ready to roll. Hopefully I can get it done tomorrow. If not, then I have all day Friday. I don’t think it will take that long at all 🙂

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Day 20 – Wrapping up loose ends

Today was the bursary application due date. Godspeed little applications! I sure could use the money!

This morning I wasn’t really in a screen printing frame of mind because I was sad about my little man having to go for the weekend. I did bounce back a bit with a little retail therapy…uh…school shopping. So I got back on the printing roll this afternoon. I even made myself a t-shirt, which I am still proudly wearing 😀

This is me, proudly modelling my creation:

I’m seriously contemplating buying some t-shirts, printing this screen and selling it. I already have one friend who wants one. I can see this going over well with the knitting community 😉

We didn’t do a whole lot of anything new today. Gunnel showed us how to reclaim our screens. That means removing the emulsion. It was crazy how quickly it dissolved!

This is Gunnel’s last day for a couple of weeks. She was an absolutely wonderful instructor and I can’t wait until she comes back! She has been quite an inspiration to me. When she told us how she got started, that really gave me hope that I can actually pull this thing off. Thank you Gunnel!

Day 19 – Photo Emulsion Screens

Today was really interesting! Finally, an area where I can show my sense of humor without having to draw!

We made screens today with photo emulsion. This burns an image in the screen and you can print with it indefinitely. The wonderful thing about it is that you can have finer lines. You can also use images that you create in programs such as Photoshop. The possibilities are endless! Here are a couple of drafts I did up:

This is the screen I ended up doing:

And this is the final result!:

I’m so excited about how this turned out! I’m still a little shocked that I was able to actually get something from my brain to a piece of fabric that turned out EXACTLY how I had it pictured! Yay me! 😀

Silk Screening

This is some silk screening done by the girl who can’t draw. Yep. Let this stand as another example… “If she can do it, I can do it”

I think they turned out really well for my lack of skill repertoire. I plan on turning the RSD ribbons into quilt patches and maybe a bag. The music notes are probably going to be bags.

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