Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Printing Class

We had a small but mighty thermofax printing class Saturday at Artistic Artifacts with students who tried some new (to us) things.  For 2 of them, it was their first time at the shop.  One works primarily on paper, so was interested in trying different paints & inks to see what works best.  Another did some printing on felt - it worked surprisingly well.  Here, the pine branch is printed in white on green felt.
Below are some samples of printing on paper.  It's important to try different types of ink and paint to see what works best.  Also different papers will have different absorbency.  Some of the textile paints will work just fine but there are also inks intended for printing on paper that are a bit thicker.

It's always stimulating to teach in the colorful, creative atmosphere of Artistic Artifacts.

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