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.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
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.
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
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.