Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Screen Printing on Silk with Thickened Dyes

Spent the day cozy and warm in the studio watching the blizzard outside. Beautiful as long as you dont have to travel in it!

I have been experimenting with screen printing on silk using thickened stem set dyes and I am really enjoying the process.  Todays prints remind me of birds nests, which fits in with  my contentment at being nice and cozy inside watching the snow pile up outside.
Now I just have to decide if I want to take them further, perhaps using some discharge paste, maybe adding a raven or two or embelishing them in some other way to create works of art out of the or if I should leave them as is and sell them as scarves. I'll see how they speak to me after they are steamed.

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