Thursday, July 24, 2014

Screen Printing Process

The premise of Kay's project is to recreate lost objects that people wish they still had. This object, a stuffed animal Teletubby, was lost by Tatiana. 

Each layer is first printed on acetate.  The acetate is taped down to the table underneath the screen. It acts as a printing guide. Before I print, the fabric is placed underneath the acetate and maneuvered until it is in the right spot. This is called registration and is particularly important when doing a print that is more than one layer.

The Teletubby was a two color print on fabric. First, a red layer was printed (what I'm doing in the photo), then a black layer on top. The flesh tones and silver were hand painted by Kay after the silk screen process was finished.

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