Thermofax Screen Printing Essentials Blog Hop & Giveaway!
Lynn Krawczyk has recently published a new workshop on DVD. I LOVE Thermofax screens and use them whenever I can. I was excited when Lynn invited me to review her new DVD class.
While I don't feel that Thermofax printing is that intimidating, I know it can be for others and I think that Lynn's DVD takes ALL the intimidation of this process. She walks you through everything from choosing a good image, to how a screen is made, and how to create lots of lovely prints. I especially liked her advice on how to line up the screen to create a two color print. She also shows several fun projects to make. I especially liked her birds printed on ATC's. It gave me an idea for a project my daughter needed some help with.
My oldest daughter came home from DC for a brief visit and asked me to help her friend, who was recently baptized, bind some letters from the people at church. Because of the small margin on the letters, and the thickness of each letter, my first thought was to take them to the print shop and have them spiral bound, however first we needed some covers. I took some 140 lb mixed media paper and created a few Gelli® Prints.
I found out that his favorite color is green and so I proceeded to add some thermofax screening to the green prints I made.
This is a screen I had made of a bridge blue print I found online in a free image website.
I really liked how the image looked under the city.
On another of the Gelli® Prints I screened a few dragonflies. I wish I had made them green or perhaps white instead of black, but oh well, I think I like the page anyway. The circles make me think of little moons or lights. I have been a little obsessed with Moon's lately.
And lastly I screen a Gelli® print with a word cloud I created for some Prayer Flags.
I made the mistake of using a wet foam brush on the first pass and so the paint smudged.
I took care of this by lightly going over the words in black. This page ended up being his favorite and therefore became the front of the book.
To make the front and back pages a little stronger I Mistyfused the printed pages to another piece of Mixed Media paper. Once these were fused I took them to the copy shop where they worked their magic, giving my daughter's friend a priceless memory!
I hope you are feeling inspired to do some thermofax printing of your own because Lynn is generously donating TWO thermofax screens to one of my readers! Simply leave a comment on this post by midnight (MST) August 25th and you are entered!
Be sure to visit the other bloggers in the blog hop for more chances to win fun prizes. Lynn will also be giving away a few copies of her DVD on Sunday! But if you can't wait that long, you can purchase a download of the class by clicking here.