Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Oceanside Screen Print

This semester I've been taking a silk screen class at Angels Gate Cultural Center. I've been doing fake silk screening at home for quite a while but this is the first time that I've used real equipment and not my cheep embroidery hoop/ modge podge method that I use at home. This is the first print that I made. It's taken from a picture of the Three Arch Rocks Wildlife Sanctuary from the beach in Oceanside, OR. The first technique that we learned was using stencils that you cut out an tape to the screen. Next we are going to use screen filler and finally we will get to do photo emulsion.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Nautilus Print

This is the one wood block print that I made in my relief printing class. They didn't have much of a budget so they gave us tiny little pieces of wood to carve. I like the way it turned out though. Its a chambered nautilus.

Sperm Whale Shirt

This is a sperm whale that I embroidered onto a t-shirt for myself. I embroidered a bunch of other whales (right, grey, humpback and a river dolphin) onto dish towels as a present for my Mom but I forgot to take pictures of them.

Kingfisher Relief Prints

These are linolium prints that I made in my relief printmaking class the first one I used a stencil to print the one block in two colors.

Snug Shirt

This is a long sleeve t-shirt that I made for my boyfriend. A snug is an imaginary animal that is a cross between a slug and a snail.

Snail Bag

This is a purse I made for myself. I used this old 70's mushroom ribbon that I found at a thrift store in Idaho for the trim. I hand sewed the whole thing and screen printed a snail onto the bag. it even has a snail button closure.

Goldfinch T-shirt

This is a t-shirt that I made for a swap. It is the same print and embroidery as the goldfinch dish towels.

My partner recieved her package so now I have an action shot. Hopefully lisie doesn't mind her picture being up here.

Moth Screen Print

I finished making a screen of an io moth last night. Here it is on a t-shirt and on a dish towel. I think I might add embroidered antenae and fuzz on the body.

Sasquatch Relief Print

Last summer I took a relief print making class at Angels Gate Cultural Center which is right by my house in San Pedro. We made liniloium and wood block prints using a giant expensive electric printing press. This weekend I bought a brayer (roller) and barren (a big flat thing that you press the paper down onto the block with) so I could make prints at home. I made 9 of these last night. It's a sasquatch trying to eat an endangered woodpecker.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Goldfinch Dishtowel

This is a dishtowel that I made for my boyfriend's mom. The goldfinch and branch are screen printed on and the leaves are hand embroidered.

Welcome to Kraken Crafts

I'm creating this blog in order to have a place for people to look at pictures and descriptions of craft projects I have done. I usually just make things for friends and family but I also make some things on commission. All the crafts that I post pictures of can be recreated and made to order. I can screen print or embroider things on whatever size or color of t-shirts or sweatshirts or anything else fabric you can think of. Contact me for pricing and availability.