Now it's time for Screen printing. I spent a long time last night working on these yardages.
This was my work space for about 8 hours last night.
These padded tables are meant to maintain a suction between the screens and the fabric so it makes a clean, accurate print of the image.
It's kind of hard to explain the process of preparing my screen and exposing my image onto it without an example. So, sometime later : )

These are some of the practice prints I made on muslin. We do these to make our registration (alignment) of our patterns are correct. Mine wasn't, so I did it by eye, which ended up working to my advantage.
One yardage: BEFORE
One Yardage: AFTER
I decided it was too boring after printing two color ways (below), so I added the green rectangles. I messed up in one spot, but that's the beauty of screen printing: it really is handmade and one-of-a-kind because of the mistakes you find here and there.
The first two color ways I did. Black on White, and Mauve on Mint.

I plan on making these into skirts or shirts of some kind. Maybe in time for Critique??

More later...

Winter quarter update

First, an update with my glass molding. In this class, we're using billets of glass which are small slabs of 3-4 pounds of glass and fitting them into plaster molds of various forms we make. The pictures below are from the first project. We needed to utilize texture and light to create interesting perspectives throughout the piece. Instead of making a physical texture, I wanted to make use of a visual texture.
The glass is called a tint, where as it becomes denser, the color will change. This one is Rhubarb tint, and changed from a lite blue to a darker amber color. It looks green in these photos.
This would be a 'back view'. This was polished after about 15-20 hours of grinding and polishing.
'Front view'. This was the bottom of the original clay model. I was lucky to get the natural polished surface of the melted glass, and only needed to grind the edges.
'Side view' I guess. This was the ground texture of the glass, done with a dremmel and belt sander.

And a final angle.