Learning How to Screen Print
For one of my final projects for my interim summer class, we got the opportunity to learn how to do screen printing. I decided to capitalize on my current butterfly theme and try screen printing one of my other butterfly sketches – this one is a swallow tail. I liked the idea of doing just black ink to make the butterfly look skeletal or like a silhouette.
I went a little crazy, trying it on all sorts of different papers. I also tried a few pieces of fabrics, thinking I could figure out what to make with them at a later date, maybe a shopping tote bag or a sketchbook cover.
I found a couple t-shirts I never wear, so I screen printed a butterfly in a random place on the back. Love how that turned out! Now I have two new t-shirts.
I do believe I have discovered a new art medium I could get obsessed with. I bought the supplies to do my own screen printing at home. Have I mentioned lately that I love graphic design? Oh yeah, I think I have.
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