Hi all! My husband and I attempted to expose my objects and image today. I actually was worried that my drawings lines would be too thin especially for my first print. And I was correct! I mean some of the lines came out okay but I will draw a thicker lined drawing once we learn how to reclaim the screens and hope to get a more successful image. Second! My found objects were a feather and a fern. The fern almost printed perfectly except for the middle. I noticed there were a few wet drops around the fern when the exposure was on so I’m wondering if that’s why I couldn’t washout all the emulsion? I probably sprayed the screen for almost an hour trying to get everything out with no avail, I even used a sponge together with the sprayer to see if that would help. Its tough as well since I can see the outline of the image that needed to be taken off. I’m wondering if its because I didn’t lightly rinse the screen first and wait a couple minutes; i had started while I asked my husband to check the video and he yelled at me in the bathroom to remind me about the pre-washout so I then let it set for a few minutes before returning (lots of thoughts and how it could have gone wrong). I also stopped my exposure about 4 min in because I forgot to add the black shirt and then I redid it. Not sure if that made a difference either. Unfortunately with these screen images I don’t think it’ll be worth printing but I’d like to spend this week really reworking the process to get a good image to have printed on both paper and a shirt by the end of this coming week.
(Also since we are working on the floor my husband used our kettlebell as a weight and it worked perfectly haha!)