28. Oct, 2019

Using a stencil with a Screen

One of the reasons I was so interested in being able to make my own screens was that I wanted to be able to try using stencils under the screen for printing. This is quite a detailed Stencil Girl stencil that I hadnt had a lot of success printing on fabric before. The dark fish in the middle was done using some logwood thickened dye which wasn't quite thick enough so the shadow fish had white acrylic added to the mix and I am quite pleased with the result. The background fabric is some hand dyed cotton. I have no idea how I will use this but for a quick play the concept was proven. The fabric looks quite "creased" in the photo and I am not quite sure why that is as it was pinned onto my stamping pad with quite a bit of tension and the wrinkles were virtually indistinguishable. I think it has something to do with the camera flash