Bobby’s face gets really fat when he gets an idea. It’s like his head is literally full of thoughts!
Check out what I’ve been working on this weekend!
My head does the same thing. Great screen! Are you printing tees?
I bet you lose a lot of hats during a brain storm.
Yes, you're correct eric. This is my new design for a shirt. Currently, I have two other designs in my store. All my shirts are hand screened. This new one should be ready in a week or so!
I really want to try to do some screening, but I have no idea where to begin! Also, I'ma have to buy that shirt like, as soon as it exists.
It won't be much longer now! I did a test print on some brown paper–it came out real nice! I'm ordering the shirts this week to print on.
I can post my whole process as a how-to if you're interested!
I'd love to see your silk screening process!
Show and Tell is coming soon!
cool project. Is that on glass?
Glass is fun to work with.
The image is printed on a transparency sheet, and the plate of glass holds it in place during the exposure process.
I did some printing with glass in a printmaking class. You paint directly on the sheet, and do a transfer on paper with a roller. It's for editions of one. How do you like to work with glass?
I like cutting it into tiny pieces and placing it in my ceramic pieces. It's always doing something different and wonderful based on the color, and type of glass. Sometimes it bubbles, cracks, melts, changes color, etc. I've also made stained glass pieces.
Cool! Do you have a kiln? Stained glass sounds like it would be fun to work with.
whoa cool! are you doing this out of your garage or something? If so I would love to hear about your set up! This is something Ryan & I are totally interested in doing. We've got the space, & I know how to screen print I just wonder what the most functional at home set up would be.
Julai and I have a corner of a room designated for all our printing stuff: a table and some shelves, and a place for the light to hang, and there's a plastic mat to cover the carpet from ink spills. There's a rod that holds all the shirts while they dry. I'm going to do a whole blog post about it–it's something that's pretty easy to set up, and it's a fun process. I think Julai and I have made about eight screens so far. If we had the set up in a garage or something, a washing might be cool. Right now, that's the kitchen sink, and the garden hose!
cool! i'm very interested in reading your blog post.
My hopes is to set something up in our garage, and a washing station would be neato.
Is it a professional kit you are using or an at home one?
I guess I can wait for your blog post.
Everything we use has been cobbled together from various places, it's pretty DIY. We use stretcher bars, a yard of silk screen and a staple gun to make the screens for printing, bulb came from the photo shop, and the various other parts from the hardware store. A big plastic bin, a scrubber, and a hose with a spray nozzle has been working quite well so far as a cleaning station. But yeah, the rest like the emulsion and squeegee you could get from a silk screening starter kit at the art store.
I'm printing some shirts tonight, and will document for the post tomorrow!
Music is in the ear of the beholder! Delightful strip, Jason! Jughead rules!
I like your music maxim, Mark. (talk about alliteration!) Pretty jazzed about this shirt. It's fun to hand make stuff like this, especially for you guys!
The lamp shade in the picture looked like a bowler hat as I was scrolling down and for a fleeting second I thought you had been working on some remake of Magritte's "The Son of Man."
Seeing the jughead screen was not a disappointment, though. Maybe not as high brow, but still great.
Haha! I am seeing the bowler hat now. I like how you see things.
I am a fan of Magritte–it would be fitting to have some future design inspired by him. Gotta mix up the brow-altitude, you know?
Love the glass piece.
– Mr. Joshua
Thanks for the kind comments! I'll be posting a tutorial about how I silk screen these shirts soon.
Thanks Jennifer! You do a lot of printed stuff, what's your favorite printing method?
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