so, i know my blog is basically just screenprinting, but draping is just boring unbleached cotton things, and developmental drawing I’ve been much to lazy to photograph the hundreds of drawings. i promise i will document some in the near future. This is my first repeating pattern. Its of a lamp! i know, its kind of a boring subject matter, but… its what i ended up doing.
I had to draw out my design on tracing paper. i used opaque ink to ink it in, the design is 10 inches by 20 inches. it involved a lot of grid paper and rulers and messing up. i originally had this whole thing twice, so it was a big square with four sets of the lamps…. 16 lamps total but it wouldn’t fit on my screen. oops! from here, i emulsified my screen, which involves coating with photo emulsion, and then exposing the screen to light. The black lamps block the light and they wash out in a sink when you’re done, creating a stencil.