This summer has been shit so far.
But now I’m doing something cool with my friend Maddie and we wanted to share it with you. As many of you may know, I’ve been trying to do some independent screen printing for a while, and as you also know, I’ve failed a lot.
This most recent endeavor began when Maddie (see http://www.madeline-berger.com/) approached me and asked me to teach her to screen print. I assumed she just wanted to know how, to understand the process and out of curiosity. We spent a long, hard, day building, prepping, designing, burning, and finally printing, two screens. Pictures of those two are not included in this blog post but you’ll see them soon enough on our Etsy site.
After this long day, it was clear that we both wanted to keep doing some experimental printing together. Despite the frustrations, snags, and hopelessness we both felt throughout. I was wary of this at first, since I tend to get too into things too quickly and then am disappointed when other people do not meet my expectations. But we scheduled another day (today) and we pushed through, made 4 screens, and are now ready to print. Here are some pictures of the process!
Alice in Wonderland screen (down the rabbit hole) still wet from the burning rinse-out:
Here’s a picture of the transparency used to burn the gemstone screen:
Our janky burning station:
Hose/wash out station:
Maddie and I resizing a design:
Tablet used to draw designs:
Go Down Slow design burned onto a screen:
The screen not pictured is a geometric design.
We look forward to opening our shop and showing you all finished tees!