Sunday, April 25, 2010

Play Day

Time to put some of these screens to work! :)
I picked up these watercolor gel sticks last week to try on a silkscreen. they're not gel-like at all, but more like really soft crayons.

I used a rubbing plate and a piece that I cut off of a disposable plastic paint roller pan and did rubbings with the sticks (more art supplies from the Home Depot) and some fabric that I wasn't thrilled with.

I used acrylic matte medium as a release agent

I couldn't get over how different each pass of the screen turned out. From the first to the last, the lines and colors completely reversed themselves. Quite fascinating!

I have no idea what I would do with fabric like this, but I can see lots of possibilities for doing my own art on the screen...
I haven't washed it yet, but the medium should hold the color in place just fine (says she, with fingers tightly crossed...) It does change the hand of the fabric, but I'm okay with that.


Dale Anne Potter said...

I've never seen or heard of those gel sticks before...interesting!
Isn't it amazing the things we find at hardware stores for surface design?

Gisela Towner said...

LOL -- I get a double whammy when i shop...the Home Depot is next door to Joanns!