Here are a few of their printed pieces.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Printing Class at Artistic Artifacts
We've missed a couple of days of posting because yesterday was spent teaching Thermofax printing at Artistic Artifacts, and Friday was spent preparing/packing supplies. Even though the shop is local, we provide most of the supplies needed; it is a "wet" technique so there is a bunch of stuff to transport, which takes time away from other things. We had a lively group of 7 creative women who were new to this printing technique and did a fabulous job! Some printed exclusively on fabric, a few tried paper, and a couple brought along some t-shirts or sweatshirts for printing. So they really "ran" with what they learned. It was a great day.
Some worked on fabric that already had other surface design techniques, such as gelatin plate printing - a perfect background. One student used a discharge product (colorless DeColourant) with a screen on a t-shirt to remove color, which leaves the fabric with a softer hand than printing with paint. When the product is applied, it appears wet; after drying, heat is applied with an iron which completes the discharge process and color removal - the longer you apply heat with an iron, the more color change you get. Didn't she do a great job?