Thanks to Ilysa and Kyra, I got to play with my new silkscreens yesterday. I initially had alot of trouble getting a good coverage of paint onto the clay but I found I had much better coverage of paint if I stippled rather than dragged the paint.
Now because I love creating beads and cabs I wanted to be able to manipulate the clay after creating the silkscreened veneer. This was an easy process so a huge success in my opinion. What a great way to create a decorative sheet of clay.
Let me show you:
I tried a variety of paints, I even created my own metallic paint by adding plain sparkle mica to some plain blue paint…..yummy!!
I decided to create a range of “sheets” for bead and cabachon covering. I haven’t used these ones yet!
The process was easy and very addictive. Not sure how long the sheets will last but will keep some for a while so I know. Hmmm think I’ll be silkscreening again today!!!