Thursday, March 1, 2012

my creative space: screen printing

I managed to find some time to do a spot of screen printing before my little man's birthday party preparation madness begins! A bit of calm before the storm, which is quite funny because it is very stormy here in Sydney at the moment! I am just little bit worried about it raining on our little party on Saturday! Fingers crossed it won't be a wash out! Yikes!

Back to screen printing! Gosh... it is so nice to do a bit of screen printing again... I just love it! I decided to screen print my "home sweet home" tea towel in some new colours (a gift for a friend). I had lots of fun mixing up some new colours, lime yellow and dusty grey... great colours together!

mixing colours
:: mixing colours and swatches

I went looking for my stencils and discovered I had lost the flower stencil and had to re-cut them out again... bummer!

flower stencil
:: stencil cutting

in progress
:: in progress

I am so do happy with how it turned out... bright and fresh! It's amazing what a change of colour can do to a design!

home sweet home
:: home sweet home tea towel - lime yellow and dusty grey

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are loads more creative people over at our creative spaces...

20 comments:

  1. Love it! Great colours. Yes it is very wet isn't it?! We are on flood watch for our river.

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    1. Thanks Trudi!
      Oh dear... Hope you guys don't get flooded!!!

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  2. Beautiful! These letters look absolutely flawless. Can't even begin to imagine how hard that must be to cut out perfectly. I remember the ones you did in pink, and I was just as astonished how well they turned out. Something to add to your forthcoming etsy-shop I presume? :)

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    1. Thanks Anna, I have had a lot of practice cutting stencils out :)

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  3. Where/how did you learn to stencil screenprint? The class I signed up for got cancelled...so I'm probably going to end up teaching myself...

    Love the lime green--so cheery!

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    1. I did a short course at the Sydney Community College about 2 years ago... Loved it! Pity your class got cancelled! If you have any questions I am happy to help where I can :)

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  4. It's gorgeous, I love green and grey together!

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  5. Oh lamina, I really love this! Have you ever considered setting up a shop? How did you do the lettering? Jamie has his first birthday in a few weeks as well and I haven't done anything for it yet!
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Thanks Ronnie, Yes I am looking into setting up a an online shop - probably won't happen for a little while though!
      I designed the lettering myself and the cut stencils out for screen printing!
      Wow Jamie is nearly one... :)

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  6. Do you cut all of those stencils out by hand?

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    1. Yes... all my screen printing stencils are cut out by hand... I'm getting good at it :)

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  7. Lovely colors Lamina, so fresh. I'm crossing my fingers for you guys for the weather on the weekend. It's always nerve wracking watching the weather before a party, hey. And I'm sad I can't join in the Thursday fun today - damn computer!

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  8. so lovely. and love the colours too... have you written about how you do your screen prints on your blog already?xx

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  9. This is great. Love your colour choice. All the best for your little man's dinosaur party!

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  10. That lime just ZINGS! And I have a very soft spot for good letterforms - yours are excellent!!

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  11. Very fresh and Spring-like. And screen printing, yet another thing I'd like to try. I think I'll be kept busy for another 50 years with all the things I want to do! :)

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  12. that colour combination is just lovely!!

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