Monday, December 20, 2010

Samples of Silkscreening

Here is an example of silkscreening on silk broadcloth - it's important to keep your fabric or paper (substrate) pinned down firmly onto a printing table or on a frame, so it doesn't move as you lift the silkscreen off and move it to different locations on the fabric.

In the sample above you can see several layers of silkscreening - the very large rectangular images done in a beige-gold color and then smaller rectangular images over them, done with gel medium and silver foil. Using the same shape (rectangle in this case) but combining different sizes or orientation help create depth and interest. This piece is fairly large (60" x 60"). IF you look closely you can also see some very small squares in a dark green-blue.

Hope your holiday shopping list is getting smaller - if your looking for a unique gift, stop by the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in the Torpedo Factory - we'd love to help you find the perfect gift.

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