Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Have you ever had one of those days that is totally consumed by disciplinary hearings?  I apparently am not meeting Tommy's expectations. But in my defense, inspecting his claws is NOT inappropriate touching. So pretty much all I can account for in my day is blocking out a window!

Usually, at this time of year, I take a screenprinting class at the local community college. The class structure gives me the extra boost I usually need to both design and make a huge chemical mess. This is also the best time of year for dyeing fabric: warm enough for dye, yet not too hot for me in the garage where I make my mess (and yes, my car has screenprinting paint on it...hmmm...just the color of blue on the raccoon shown above. Maybe I need to rethink car as drying rack.)

Recently Vicki W. showed us the product "Color Magic" and I thought that would be a gentle way to slide into screen printing and dyeing. The screen printing part requires the most setup because I use the old timey photo emulsion approach.
 I already have the acetate (shown above) prepared using a design modified from the zebra shirt I made last year. It may have too much detail for an initial effort. But even if it fails, I can call it "mottled" instead of "zebras".

So this is what I accomplished today:  the blackout setup I need to burn the screen using photo emulsion. And with that, I am being called to yet ANOTHER disciplinary hearing...


  1. Love your racoon - but your zebras are fantastic! Good luck with your screen printing preparations.

  2. I can't wait to see your results! I need to spend more time making some of my own screens. It's not hard. I'm just lazy!