Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tidepool Screen Print

This is the last print I made in my screen printing class that just got over Tuesday night. It is a three color print using screen filler for the grey and red layers and photo emulsion for the black line drawing on top. The drawing I did was inspired by this painting that I saw a couple of years ago at an art gallery in Cannon Beach, OR. It was of tons of sea creatures all crammed together taking up every inch of the canvas with out overlapping each other. I loved it but it cost $300 which at the time seamed ridiculous. Of course now if I could find that painting or a similar one by that artist I'm sure I would pay more than that. If I had had more time I wanted to make the animals lots of different colors but I think the red works pretty well for most of them. I might make a relief print at some point of this drawing or draw a simpler one and then water color in the animals.

This is just the photo emulsion screen printed by its self. It's amazing how much it looks like the original line drawing.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Gnome and Bird Ornaments

These are a couple embroidered Christmas ornaments I made. The gnome turned out a little big to hang on a Christmas tree. I think I'll try to make a smaller one.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Moth and Snail Baby Shirts

Here are two baby shirts that I made for my friends daughter. I'm planning on making a bunch of onesies with different designs for a baby shower for one of my former coworkers too.

This is a shirt I made for my friend's birthday. Its much easier to do two color faux screen prints when it doesn't really matter so much if it lines up properly. I actually made five separate screens for it (one for each crow and two for the tree because it was so tall) but I can use each of them individually for other things.