Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fabric Printing with Georgia on My MInd

I found a carved woodcut of Georgia O'Keefe that my daughter, Theresa, made in art school. 
I decided to print some shirts. 
I used fabric screening paints but any thickish paints or dyes would work. Roll out your paint on a palette and roll onto the woodcut. You can also make a cut out of a Styrofoam tray that you usually discard. You know the ones veggies and such come in at the grocery store.
 Be careful not to apply too much paint at once or it might seep into the recessed part of the woodcut design.
You can place an old newspaper, magazine or plastic in-between the shirt front and back to protect the back from paint seepage. 

The woodcut is inked and is ready to print. Flip and position where you want it. I print on a table that has a low loft firm batting covered with cotton duck. Printing works best on a padded surface. 
I used the antique iron to press down, 'ironing' the print onto the shirt.
Ta- Daaa!
OK, 3 shirts is enough. It is fun though!

1 comment:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What a wonderful collaboration!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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