Screen printing is a new topic for me so please excuse the lack of details in this simplified post. Deconstructed screen printing seems to be in some ways the opposite of regular screen printing. You take a screen, put it on something with texture, apply thickened dye to it, let the dye dry, and then use a goopy sodium alginate thickener to release the dye to make prints. Being a huge fan of rust, I was immediately drawn to these colorful abstract prints plus this process is just good, messy fun!
Trish went through the process with us and then we were set free with squeegies, vibrant procion dyes, and screens.
|LeeAnn hanging a wet print on the clothes line.|
|Trish manipulating the wet dye on the print.|
|This was my favorite screen. What's not to love about poka dots?|
|Trish devising an unobtrusive way to secure the crown to LeeAnn.|
|Ray helping LeeAnn navigate that slippery trunk|
|Trish stepping in to provide some motion in the scarf when we lost the breeze|