Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Silk Screen Printing Tatting

Still continuing on my theme of using tatting in as many ways as possible...  I screen printed a tatting design.  I drew another of my snowflakes - Snowdrop - and added it to the other two designs I'd already drawn to make a composition of snowflakes.


This is the screen after washing.  Just needs to be dried and it will be ready for printing.




I love the "ghosted" images you get on silk screens which get re-used
over and over again.  The marks of previous designs remain on the screen
and combine with the new images to make interesting compositions.




My first test.
Needs improving.
Some of the smaller snowflakes are too small
and get clogged up with ink and the details are lost.




The following week I returned to screen printing with another, bigger design.  I made the snowflakes larger and added more of the really simple little flakes in between the tatted ones.  

When washing my screen in between colour runs, I was struck by this image, where you can see the ink on the surface of the screen and the colour streaking down...



I printed a few things...
but this one is my favourite!


I'm happy with the mix of colours
(two different shades of blue)
and I like the pale on dark look.



I'm hoping to print a few more!

Best wishes,
Frivole

12 comments:

  1. You should print on fabric and sell that, this is so pretty ❄💙❄

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  2. The printed shirt is so pretty! Amazing idea and interesting process.

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  3. If only you had an Etsy shop where you could sell these things! Wait! You do!!!

    I'm first in line- my family would jump on this for a Christmas gift.... : )

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  4. Das gedruckte Shirt gefällt mir sehr gut.Das ist gut gemacht.
    Ein hübsches Weihnachtsgeschenk

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  5. Gorgeous printing design and your top is fabulous with your snowflakes.
    Look forward to seeing more of your designs printed

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  6. As always, thank you for your comments Tatters! :-)

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  7. Wow! It looks great! I love the pattern too :). You could always use your pattern to create fabric from Spoonflower in US!

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    1. That's a great suggestion, thank you Jenn! :-)

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