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.
I’m definately a bead kinda girl so wanted to create a range of beads and cabachons and it was very easy to manipulate the clay after the printing had been done.
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!
A bead and cabachon created using some other sheets.
A cabachon and bead using a simple black silkscreened piece.
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!!!