Behind the scenes, I've still been going to my Monday evening's short course for fabric printing! I'm LOVING it, but sadly I've only got a couple of sessions left!
We've learnt how and when to use certain bases for certain fabrics, and mixing the pigments to get that exact colour you want. Fun tip: I've been taking my paint swatch cards with me to help me visualise colour palettes and match the pigment mix best I can.
A couple of weeks ago we learnt how to silk screen print onto fabric using stencils - which takes out a lot of the usual screen prep time of exposing it with UV! After a couple of goes, I got into a rhythm and now don't want to stop! I've just been printing tonnes of different shapes and colours; understanding better how they print and how the colours mix... Also, onto darker fabric and learning I need to adapt my ink mixes!
This is definitely an area of print and illustration I'm going to keep up and invest in. I also have some FAB ideas for my uni final major project to utilise these new print skills ... watch this space!