Friday, November 20, 2015

TRY, TRY AGAIN

I just have one thing to say about hand screen printing, and that is, it's a heck of a lot easier if you have a talented instructor standing at your elbow, talking you through it every step of the way! My first big mistake was assuming that this nifty little notebook, which Becky D. included in our kit, was full of step-by-step instructions.


Therefore, there was no need for me to take notes during her demonstrations, right? Wrong!


As it turns out, this notebook is filled with nice blank pages to hold all of your notes. Those notes I did not take.

Secondly, I was always told that mixing blue paint plus red paint gives you purple paint. Right?


Wrong again! It gives you a muck-ugly brown. If Becky D. had been there at my elbow, where she belonged, she might have kept me from going back and forth between "More red?" and "More blue?" until I had wasted so much not-so-cheap paint that I couldn't bear to just throw it out.

Most importantly, she might have warned me that, sometimes, it's really not worth trying to salvage a bad screen. Because, if you end up having to fill in all the missed spots with a paint brush, you're liable to end up with a fuzzy, blurry mess.

Ah well, you know what they say. If at first you don't succeed...

And the bib is kinda cute, dontcha think?

1 comment:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Both are cute, always harder than it looks. I like these though. Wabi-sabi. Add some gold and you're good to go. xox