Monday, February 16, 2009
Learning Something New...
At the beginning of the month I started my short silk screening class at the local community college... I knew it was something that I always wanted to learn but never would've guessed what a natural evolution working with this medium was.
So far the first two weeks of class has involved learning to block print. Put simply, carving your designs onto linoleum and then using them as stamps. I've used this process in the past but never knew the proper techniques.
I've always found dealing with negative space somewhat difficult and the inconsistent print patterns terrifying... But the result is so satisfying!
I decided to try out my blocks on a simple birthday card for my mother... Here's a peak!
I have two more weeks of class and those weeks involve silk screening... So stay tuned :)
Posted by Nesta Home at 4:27 PM