Skip to main content

5th Day of Screen Printing = Done for the week! YAY!

I'm shattered, worn out with hurting feet and an aching back, my hands are sore from the amount of times I've washed them to remove paint... but strangely I feel good... yes I'm officially weird! Or perhaps its because I actually now know I'm getting somewhere with my work and it all feels like its coming together :)

Sorry for the delay of this post its a few hours late, because of this...

All my ebay orders - had to package up 19 things! Driven me a little bit crazy but hey its money, which means more funds for luxurious fabrics... oh and clothes ;) hehe

Apologies for the poorly blurred out addresses, didn't think it'd be appropriate to put them out on my blog.

Anyway (as I always seem to say...) here's how my printing went today, hope you like them!

Love this - really beginning to like this print, thinking if I scale it down may make a nice coat lining... we shall see!

Taping up the screen to make sure no nasty unwanted ink/pigment gets through to my lovely fabric, so I don't end up a sad panda.

The funness that is lining up your screen to make a nice central placement print...

Here it is! I like it, but I think its a bit bland... may have to do something else with this one, embroidery perhaps, or maybe even fringing? Time to play!

I was trying to play around with placing two together but in a different way to what I have done before... didn't work, I'm thinking maybe the repeated pattern needs to be less, I'll give it try next week.

Ahh now I like this one... hated it at first, but thought I'd try it anyway as the magic of screen printing always changes things, and it has! It has come out perfect but the light reflected off the wet ink so it looks a bit odd, but I'll be taking more pictures when I've finalised everything :)

Based on the one I did the other day... I enlarged the white shapes (still need to give them a name) doesn't work anyway near as well, but I like the concept so this is another thing I intend to play around with to see if I can get it to work.

So that's it for today, not much I know, had a slight issue with my screen when trying to re-expose it, but thats the joys of the print room, you have to just stay calm and carry on! There's so many factors that can go wrong you just have to stay determined and keep a clear head. It's a little weird really everyone gets stressed out in the print room, and understandably because so much can go wrong, but so much can go right which is something you have to remember! Most people hate it, but I seem to thrive in there, its amazing to be able to experiment with ideas in such a way. 

Anyway going to start looking into finalising my garments now, I'll show you when I have something more concrete, but may not be till next week, however, this weekend I plan to upload a tie dying tutorial, so if you want to learn how to do it keep checking back!

For now good night all


ps Don't forget to check out my GIVE AWAY post for your chance to win one of my designs! x


  1. Love the prints, you're so talented! Can't wait for the tie dying tutorial :) x

    1. Thank you your feedback is really appreciated :) xx

  2. just love the designS


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Screen Printing - Bitmapping

So the other day at uni we learnt a little tip to add depth to our screen prints, its called bitmapping
First load the image you want to use in photoshop Heres mine - its something I'm looking at using for mothers day

The you'll need to convert you image to Grayscale - to do this go to [Image] [Mode] [Grayscale]

You'll then need to adjust the contrast of the image to help add depth later - to do this [Image] [Adjustment] [Levels], play around with the slider until you get the desired effect - you can also use [Brightness/contrast] but I prefer Levels

Your image must be a minimum of 150ppi, although it is better to be 300ppi. To adjust the number of pixels within your image select [Image] [Image Size] and you can change the resolution

Now its time to Bitmap the image - to do this go to [Image] [Mode] [Bitmap] - this will open this window change all of the settings to be the same as those in the image. Depending on your type of screen mesh you may need to adjust the Bitmap output …

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Illustrations

While I was a Fashion and Textiles Design student I was forever looking for the top designer's fashion illustrations, as I always found them so inspirational. I've recently stumbled across some I really love by Roberto Cavalli, so I thought I share them with you.
This first two are designs made for Cindy Crawford and Georgia May Jagger, and they are amazing.

This one below is for the lovely Sharon Stone. The snake back detail will look incredible, and adds a perfect little twist to the classic strapped back/backless dress.

The next one was designed for Liu Wen, and it's my favourite. The colour and the indication of the pattern are beautiful. I love the expressive lines of the design and how subtle shading shows how the dress will fall. You could only expect the best from an amazing designer like Roberto Cavalli and he definitely delivers.

There is no need to try and imagine how the finished dress would look as you can see it below. The outcome is just as stunning as the …

10 Most Shocking Tennis Outfits Ever

This week sees the start of Wimbledon and as Wimbledon is the smartest, most well dressed tournament there is, I thought it would be fun if we looked back at some of tennis' biggest fashion blunders.
At number 10 we have Anne White from Wimbledon, it may have been 1985 Anne but that doesn't excuse turning up in your pyjamas to work.

Next up we have tennis' very own Lady Gaga, Bethanie Mattek, who is famous for her outrageous dress sense, although this outfit from the 2007 US Open is relatively tame for her.

At number 8 we have the five times Wimbledon champion Serena Williams with her biker inspired look from the Australian Open in 2004. Nice shin pads Serena.

At number 7 sees Bethanie again, this time dressed as a cowgirl at the 2005 US Open. You're playing tennis Beth, not attending a fancy dress party! 

Bethanie is still holding on to the title of worst dressed tennis player at number 6, sporting this design from Alex Nomble at Wimbledon 2011. Tennis balls are what…