What more can I say?
These pictures say it all…well most of it.
No rain predicted for another week. I can leave all this out overnight and not worry – day after day. Perfect art cloth weather. I feel so blessed!
This is my print table with silk screened images on a length of silk broadcloth.
Detail up close.
I checked out the new SDA workshop CD and had to try Kerr Grabowski’s deconstructed technique. These are my dye painted screens drying in the sun. I found the technique was OK but I was disappointed with the few decent pulls I was able to get given all the up front work.
I do love the fine outline I got around each shape, I only wish I could get more…
I find that Jane Dunnewold’s improvisational silk screening gives me more consistent results. These are the painted interfacing stencils I used today, drying in the sun. What is so nice about this approach is that the stencils are reusable.
Dye paint mixed and ready to go.
This is a 10 foot length of broadcloth. Half is silk screened and the second half is ready to be screened.
Close up of dried cloth, ready for the steam pot.
I am having to steam my cloth this week as I forgot to refrigerate my dyes. Yes, I left them out over the weekend – ugh!
So I am having to use my pre-mixed concentrates as acid dyes so as not to waste them completely. This works pretty well as long as I can keep the hot steaming process outdoors!
Close up of a panel I painted today.
A new screen I made late this afternoon, air drying, ready for tomorrow’s screening.
More sun forecast, more shine and therefore more cloth! Wow.