Screen printing is probably the most commonly used textile craft method out there today. The ease with which multiple copies of the same image can be created is unparalleled, and there simply is no better way to produce flyers, posters, T-shirts, etc, on a large scale. The chances are, you are wearing something right now that was screen printed. Knowledge of the methods and processes is simply required for any serious textile artist.
For those of you who dont know the first thing about screen printing, here is a great way to get the basics. This quick 35 minute DVD breaks down the basics of screen printing into easy to follow, step by step instructions. Each of the most popular methods of screen preparation and use are covered, including paper stencils, drawing fluid, and photo emulsion.
When you are done with this DVD you will have the knowledge required to develop your own screens and print your own shirts, posters, flyers, etc. This DVD is a great way to get a handle on the basics of screen printing, and when you are done with it you will have a whole new craft in your growing arsenal of skills.
1 disc - 35 minutes
Learn Kerr’s basic strategies for quick and successful mark making, and use them to develop your own unique vocabulary. Kerr starts by providing a thorough introduction to basic screen printing and an overview of her favorite materials. You will learn to make and use paper stencils; discover how to design an overall pattern using a simple repeat; and create simple two-color prints. All of these techniques are methods for creating simple background images that can be worked back into.
Then, using media such as Caran d’Ache Neocolor pencils, pastels, and more, Kerr demonstrates how to make this “fugitive” media permanent on fabric and other substrates.
Finally, you’ll learn how to work back into your pieces, as Kerr shares tips from her vast experience for adding just the right final touches. Learn quick and accessible strategies for making marks that speak to you, and start expressing yourself in your artwork.
This is not about traditional silk screen printing methods, but
more about, as the title implies-improvisational techniques using
everyday or easily accessible materials.
Temporary or removable surfaces include using wax, flour, aquarelle
crayons, freezer paper stencils and plastic sheets.
Jane's approach is informal and allows for creativity to flow! Most
inspiring. In fact, I went out and bought a silkscreen after watching this
Another approach is with permanent surfaces such as using
interfacing over a permanent surface which allows you to do a multi
color print in one pass. The other surface is spray paint.
She only touches on what products to silkscreen with, so refer to
our catalogue or web site for more info on this.
She gives helpful background info on screen mesh, squeegees and
stretching your own screen. The DVD has a nice pace, is interesting
and fun to watch with a little surprise at the end!
1 disc - 137 minutes
In this visually stimulating DVD, Fiber Artist Kerr Grabowski leads you through the exciting and versatile process she has dubbed Deconstructed Screen Printing. This technique is not a science. You will not get identical results with each print as with traditional screen printing. Each print with the same screen will evolve and change.
In this technique, objects with interesting texture are placed beneath a blank, clean screen. Thickened dye is then applied to the screen where it builds up along the lines of texture created by the covered object. Once the screen is dry, it can then be “printed” with release paste, which actually serves to re-moisten the thickened dye, allowing it to deposit on the printing surface. As the screen is used, the prints will change, and morph, as more dye is deposited and less dye remains on the screen. This breakdown of the concept of identical prints, as well as the breakdown of the initial screen image, is what lends the title "Deconstructed" Screen Printing.
For beginners and experts alike, this 3+ hr video covers the basics and demonstrates techniques that, while easy to use, will yield sophisticated results that are sure the trigger the artist's muse! Included are instructions on screens, squeegees, print boards, Fiber Reactive MX dye, and print paste. In addition, this DVD is full of inspiring samples of students work and a gallery of artists using DSP in their own work. This DVD is so enthralling it nearly shut down the office when we viewed it the first time!
2 discs - 210 minutes running length
This is not your average screen printing book. Renowned textile artists Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan deliver the goods with this invaluable guide to building layers of depth, color and texture on your fabric. Thoroughly covering all the basics of the process, Leslie and Claire effectively demystify this popular surface design technique while introducing the reader to a wealth of creative non traditional printing methods. This book will open your eyes to the endless design possibilities available to you by utilizing everyday materials you already have on hand. Dyes, paints, resists, discharge agents and a wide variety of other media are covered right down to specific recipes for their use. The book is accompanied by an instructional DVD that takes you step by step all the way through one of the over 25 different printing methods covered in the book for creating designs with your screen. Over 150 beautifully detailed photographs make this conveniently spiral bound manual a very enjoyable learning resource that you will revisit again and again.
8.75" x 11.75" - Soft Cover, Spiral Bound, 80 pages - DVD approx. 45 Minutes
In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommend for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Screen Printing recommends that you purchase:
Mixing CupsRubber GlovesApronPlastic Drop ClothScreen Printing MaterialsMeasuring CupsFreezer PaperNewsprint PaperMasking TapeSoy Wax FlakesBrushesFabricStencil FilmDyeSoda AshUreaSodium AlginateWater SoftenerLudigolSynthropolColor Remover (Thiox)Dharma Discharge Paste
What is Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination? Renowned fiber artists Claire Benn, Jane Dunnewold and Leslie Morgan bring this exciting mixed media approach to fabric surface design into sharp focus with this must have how-to guide.
This book will be of particular interest to surface designers looking to expand the scope of their work. Utilizing both natural and synthetic fabrics, some basic screen-printing and quilting supplies, you will learn the process of layering, fusing, stitching (and more) everything from newsprint, photocopies, art paper and metal leaf or foil to various fabrics to create breathtaking one-of-a-kind pieces of art cloth.
This book is filled with so many beautiful and inspiring photos of the authors work; you may just want to keep it on your coffee table when its not in use. If the ordinary isnt for you, then this book is! And if that isn't enough to entice you, it comes with a 21minute instructional DVD too! A great value and the best of both worlds to learn; other than taking a $400 or $500 class from these famous fiber artists!
8.75" x 11.75", soft cover, spiral bound, 54 pages, full color.
1 disc - 21 minutes
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This new book by artists/authors Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan, together otherwise known as "Committed to Cloth", explores the process of Breakdown Printing.
In their own words: "Breakdown printing involves applying thick dye paints or print paste directly on to the back of the screen. This is left to dry and then printed off with more dye paint or print paste, or a combination thereof. This print 'media' (the dye) is gradually dissolving the dried-on dye on the screen it's breaking down and printing an ever-changing array of colours, marks, textures and distressed, organic and disintegrating effects."
This book is a beautifully illustrated manual on the whole process of breakdown printing. From the preparation of screens and fabrics to the use of multiple screens in the same piece, Breakdown Printing will provide you with all the skills needed to begin exploring this incredible design technique.
The new bonus DVD provides 80 minutes of demonstrations from Claire and Leslie, including how to make Chemical Water, Print Paste and thickened dye paint. The combination of the book plus DVD mean that this process is accessible to anyone, regardless of their experience level!
In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Breakdown Printing recommends that you purchase:
8.25" x 11.75", Soft Cover, Color Photos, 32 pages. Includes 80 minute DVD.
Here's an excellent and thorough book about the art of screenprinting. With clear instructions and great color photographs, you will learn everything you need to know about screenprinting: the necessary supplies, the many ways to make a screen (using paper, liquid screen filler or photo-emulsion), making a print and cleaning the screen. There are informative directions for building and using a home exposure unit. There's a fabulous projects section with many ideas about how to use your screenprinting skills (greeting cards, place mats, napkins, pillowcases, aprons and t-shirts to name a few!). The last section of the book, the gallery, includes inspiring works of screen art by many talented artists. We love this book! 8.5"x10", soft cover, 128 pgs., color photos.
Mixing CupsRubber GlovesApronPlastic Drop ClothScreen Printing MaterialsHinged ClampsMeasuring CupsFreezer PaperNewsprint PaperMasking TapeFabricSppedy Carve BlockLinocut blades and handleHobby Knife
When Jane Dunnewold's book Complex Cloth was published in 1996, it quickly became the bible of surface design for fiber artists. In the years since, the world of surface design has significantly expanded: now fiber artists, art-to-wear designers, and art quilters have a much broader range of surface design products to choose from, and there are a wealth of technique combinations that can be used to create art cloth.Art Cloth is an exciting sequel that picks up where Complex Cloth left off, showing how to layer processes with the latest products to create stunning cloth for use in a variety of fiber art. Following Jane's techniques with step-by-step photography, you will learn to create art cloth using dyes, color removing agents, paints, and foils combined through processes that include silk-screen printing, stamping, stenciling, and handpainting.In addition to detailed step-by-step wet-media surface design techniques, Jane demonstrates how the use of color and design contribute to successful layering. She guides and inspires artists to take their art cloth to the next level through sidebars with design tips and exercises that support the technical information.Finally, each technique chapter concludes with project ideas for the skills learned, so anyone working through the book can literally build layers on cloth as each chapter is completed.
In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Art Cloth recommends that you purchase:
8.5" x 10.25", Soft cover, color photos, 175 pages.
Dunnewold explains her system of layering simple processes to produce fantastic surface design effects.Procion dyes, bleach, fabric paints, resists, transfer papers, foil, silk screen, stenciling, stamping and more are used. Really a neat book! She pushes out into new and interesting areas where anyone can achieve unique one of a kind art and clothing. 8.5"x11", Soft cover, 164 pages, color photos.
In order to provide you with the best possible customer service we went through the book and made a list off all the products we carry that it recommends for projects. We hope this will save you time and money in extra shipping costs! Complex Cloth recommends that you purchase:
The latest book from Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan of Committed to Cloth (C2C) is another practical 'how-to' book on creative use of the thermofax screen.A thermofax is an imaged silkscreen that’s light-weight, takes up little storage space, is easy to use and easy to make, or have made for you. Its power lies in its ability to print fine detail or delicate marks such as handwriting, feathers, skeletal shapes, old documents, photographic images and loads of other personal imagery. It’s the only real alternative to photo-emulsion screens, at a fraction of the cost.The book provides advice on suitable imagery and how to adapt it for thermofax use, along with guidance on developing good technique. The 54 pages contain clear step-by-step instructions in Plain English, accompanied by over 100 instructional and inspiring photographs. Recipes for different media such as thickened dyes and discharge paste are included along with guidance on fabric paints, acrylics and the use of Soy Wax and freezer paper as resists. There are two ‘Projects’ sections: the first provides nine different approaches to printing with the thermofax. The second offers invaluable recipes on colour mixing, including advice on how to make complex colours and hard-to-find neutrals.The bonus DVD provides over 1 hour of guidance on suitable imagery, making the screens and using them – a valuable accompaniment to the book as it’s just like being on a workshop with Claire & Leslie.Soft cover, color images, 54 pages, includes 70 minute bonus (free) DVD
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