Thursday, August 1, 2013

Contemplating a blank screen....

It's been a pretty full week. There have been my usual jobs...I garden, and tutor children after school in maths and English,... and I've completed a coaster order, started another, worked on a card order and doodled daily!
And in the back of my mind I've been thinking....
...contemplating.....


For many years now I have had my screens produced photographically. However, lately I keep thinking about hand painting some screens again....as I did when I first learned to screen print. 
So, I have bought a blank screen and some filler (the easy part) and am now wondering what I am going to paint onto it.

And the terror of the blank page is bubbling up again....!
I need to remind myself that if I make a mess...I can delete it with turps...and start again! So if I don't show you a new hand painted design in the near future, you'll know what I'm doing...
...painting on....washing off...painting on...washing off....  :)
Here are some of the doodles I did this week as part of my commitment to doing a doodle a day for 100 days....
 




.....and some coasters.
These coasters are hand screen printed poplin, on a wooden base. The edges have been varnished, black felt glued to the underside and they have been sprayed with scotchgard to make them water and stain resistant.



I hope your week has been happy and productive.
Jill xx

9 comments:

  1. I love the idea of printing. I think the only time I tried it was at school. The shell doodle is my favourite.

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  2. Hi Jill, Brigitte and I are sitting here oohing and aahing at your gorgeous doodles, she said that if you'd like to send the dandelion one over...and I like the row of weeds/dandelion one best...that she would be more than happy to stick it on the wall...well, you know what I mean! I can't wait to see your hand painted screen.

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    1. Thank you both! I'll talk to you soon,... and let Brigitte know I'll send her the doodle. They're not on the greatest paper though!

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  3. Your doodles are works of art in themselves Jill, the curves in that second doodle image are so controlled, I love it!

    I painted my own screens as an art student ... I can't say it's something I'm keen to get back to you, but I admire anyone who tackles this stuff, I know it's not easy :)

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  4. I love your doodles Jill, especially the shell one. And your coasters are brilliant. Mel x

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    1. Thanks Mel. Today on your blog I saw the knitting you did, inspired by the colours of shells. Beautiful!

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  5. Hi Jill, you have been busy! Awesome doodles! Re the screen - You Can Do It! :)

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  6. The chant goes up: Hand paint, hand paint, hand paint... go oooooon! It will all be delightful, whatever you do, Jill. x

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