Monday, June 27, 2011

Low relief screen printing

I read an article by Marie-Therese Wisniowski in the latest Embellish magazine on this process and had to try it out. She describes it as being similar to deconstructed screen printing but using textile printing inks instead of dyes. (of course you can't leave the inks to dry on the screen as you do with dye) I used the leaves as my low relief objects and also used them to add some prints to these samples.
I can see possibilities for further exploration.

Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my last post - much appreciated.


Above: Red Cap Gum thermofax print design from my drawing of the seed caps from Eucalyptus Erythrocorys a gorgeous tree which has vivid yellow flowers and bright red seed caps. My new designs are not in my etsy shop yet but are on my blog thermofax page.
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5 comments:

Emma said...

Wonderful, love your mix of lrsp & printing - ideal for me as I don't have any dyes! & nothing quite like walking outside, picking a leaf & printing with it ;) My aim in life is to one day achieve a Complex Cloth, tho!

Emma said...

ps, i'm itching to take a rubbing off your side pics! ;)

Linda Stokes said...

Thanks Emma - you'd have to go to Japan to take the rubbing! It's a stone pillar outside a Japanese temple.

Dorothy said...

Lovely Linda, I especially like the first one.

Art Quill Studio said...

Lovely prints Linda !
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your explorations using the LRSP technique. It can be very addictive !
PS Can you send me your email address.
Marie-Therese