2 color print

I tweaked an oil painting that I started long ago. Worked in Photoshop. My drawing needs improvement.

I will definitely try a shorter exposure time for the next project.ย  I lost a lot of detail in the hummingbird feathers and bleeding hearts, but I loved the process! Having fun!!Learning lots! ๐Ÿ™‚

7 comments

  1. Very nice Selena. Using a finer mesh count with thinner threads will help pick up those fine details better than dropping your exposure time on a coarser mesh count. Yellow mesh also helps prevent fine details from closing in. Please kindly note that you should conduct your exposure test each time you change mesh counts or change from white to yellow mesh. Hope this helps. Keep up the good work.

    1. I am very interested in trying the yellow mesh! Prevents fine details from closing in? Sounds great!!
      I will also definitely be doing more exposure tests in the near future!!
      Thank you Dave!!
      ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Please kindly note that yellow mesh takes up to twice as long to expose as white mesh of the same mesh count. This may be a deterrent. However, finer (higher) mesh counts take less time to expose than coarser (lower) mesh counts. So you may choose to test finer white mesh to see if you achieve what you are looking for first. And if not, then you may decide to try the yellow mesh.

    2. Hi Dave – I never noticed this comment from you, thank you for dropping in to STW!

      What have you got in the way of water resistant easy to handle easy to reclaim one pot emulsion? We have been using our dual cure Murikami, but I think it might be time to try something new or different.

      We have seen some great work from our participants as they jump in to screenprinting using our kit and our program. The ones that gravitate to art prints on paper usually get some 200-230 mesh screens as they get more complicated.

      We should talk sometime. Screen the World is growing/expanding.

      1. Hi Andy!

        You ask a difficult multi-faceted question. :)) Simple answer is Ulano Trifecta. It is our easiest-to-reclaim water resistant one pot emulsion.

        I know. I’ve been following your participants, their struggles along the way and the great work they are producing.

        Congratulations on such a great program.

        Call me anytime. +1 (800) 549-6872.

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