Well, this too shall pass I hope, and I do have several things that I have planned to blog about. Like my screen printing disaster weekend – to keep with the theme of doom and gloom!
One thing I really hate is when I make some progress and then suddenly seem to take a step backwards. That was roughly what happened when I took a two day screen printing class a couple a weeks ago. After semi successfully printing at home with makeshift equipment I expected to do really well in a more pro environment. However everything just kept going wrong for me, I did several beginner mistakes, like not taping the holes in the screen which ended up staining the fabrics. I also picked a red colour that kept bleeding and worse I didn’t trust my instincts on some parts of the process. On a good day I can think of this experience as “one step back, two step forward” kind of process. But with some other straining things going on in my life I just left the class feeling very disheartened.
What I can show you is some photos on how the screen printing with photo emulsion works.