You may notice that this is not a screen print of my lily of the valley pattern.
The print was not a success. I am kicking myself for how much time I spent drawing that pattern on the silk (probably another hour or two after I took that picture yesterday). Then when I went to apply the screen filler I did this stupid thing that I have done more times than I’d like to admit. I think to myself, why draw up the fluid with a straight edge? Why not just apply it with a brush? It isn’t until I’m halfway through that I remember why. The drawing fluid is water soluble, so if the filler isn’t drawn thin and quick it causes the drawing fluid to start dissolving right into the filler and then you don’t get clear straight lines to wash out. Also, when you use a brush, the filler globs right through the screen, leaving thick areas even if you were able to do it quick enough. Lesson learned…. until next time.
So, in the meantime, I just painted this mailart postcard and I will try again tomorrow.
Count this as day 1 of 31 postcards in 31 Days.