Monday, May 18, 2009

Screen Printing Workshop

Windy Daze printed on fabric..(anyone know the name i have forgotton)

On Saturday i had my screen printing workshop at Thea and Sami. It was AWESOME!! Above is my Windy Daze design i blogged about on friday, i am so happy how my design turned out.

Celena, Thea and Emma deciding on prints.

A quick summary of the day.... we drew our designs and cut them out.
mmm what should we do? Lynne, Emma Thea and Celena

This was my first simple design i did, cut out of paper. Then i cut out one a little more complicated, with an art nouveau theme. I am glad i spent the time on Friday (at work...shhhh!) working out what i was going to do otherwise i think my brain would have exploded under the pressure.

Yippeee i finished without cutting off my finger!

And then we printed! and i printed and printed and printed.

I then cut out my Windy Daze picture out of vinyl and printed it on some hirts and some japanese fabric. SOOOO HAPPY!! The feeling you get when you lift off the screen and your image is just sitting there - all crisp and unsmudged is so satisfying.

The other guys in the class were so friendly and very creative.

Emma free hand drew some clouds and the coolest looking afro dude... in two different styles, very funky :-)

Emma's Mum, Lynne drew a cute little squirrel and some little ducks.

Celena, who just happened to be the model out of the Special K advertisements, traced some lips and a face.

Mental note - never have a photo taken next to a model EVER again... it's depressing.
Can't half tell she know how to stand the right way when getting a picture taken!!

Overall my haul at the end of the day was massive!! I now have my own screen and a squegee, so i now have a new obsession, which can be combined with my sewing obsession - how handy. When screenprinting with the stencil technique, in contrast to getting screened exposed and all that bizo, it is very cost effective too. The prints then become very Limited Edition because you only get that exact print for that one day!

So i can highly recommend the workshops at Thea and Sami in Capalaba, Queensland. Great price, very informative and lots of fun!!

Now... what am i going to make with that fabric....mmmm.


Thea said...

You were like a little sweat shop!

Robyn said...

That looks like so much fun!

Lynne said...

Hi Katy
It was lovely to meet you and your prints look great.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That does look like a great day. I'm off to check out their courses now!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh wow you did amazing! It looks like you had heaps of fun, I'm jealous!

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow, you're windy daze is amazing on the t-shirt!

Heather said...

I am in awe, Katy!

That is beautiful! I have never done a screening class; I do remember doing a little of it in art class in high school. Mine always sucked...

Truly, you are one talented crafty girl. I love to see all of your creations! Thanks for sharing.

9crafty11 said...

Your results are amazing. Glad to hear about the workshop, as I'll be doing it in a couple of weeks yahoo. Just have to think of a design now!

Ashley said...

Those shirts are awesome!! You are so talented!

P.S. I am going to the beach with a bunch of skinny girls. One of them happens to be six months preggo so I am going to make sure order of pictures goes something like this...

me, preggo, skinny bitches

maybe it won't be so obvious then.

Hahaha! :)

You look great!