Still not finished but much more colorful. Today Judith came over for some deconstructed screen printing. I just can't stop myself and Judith came over for some of the fun too.
I used some of the thickened dye to color the background of the crow.
NOW for more deconstructed cotton. Please remember this is still wet. It is batching as I write this. Come back tomorrow for the fabric washed and line dried (still no dyer).
First I want to tell you about 2 things we did for the first time. One was my idea: placing the used screen when it was exhausted on the light or white blobs and screening color in just that one spot I think this is something you need to see in action to "get".
However, Judith's idea was a great stroke of genius. Her idea was to load the squeegee with clear clean print paste and draw it over a finished print to try to drag a bit of color over the white spots. I was afarid this would smear the print but it didn't. Don't ask me how BUT I can tell you here is a lot of power in the first "strike" of dye. We found it so.
Here are my wet prints which are now batching.
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