There is nothing like a little birthday to get one inspired! It was a little friends birthday last week, and I made a very cute little crochet super soft, fluffy bunny scarf! Our little friend LOVED it! I secretly want a grown up version for me! :)
|:: cute little bunny scarf - pom pom tail and fluffy ears|
I also designed a new "flower bunch" screen printed top for our little birthday friend! I am so happy with how it turned out! I love making special things for our little friends... too much fun! :)
|:: flower bunch - screen printed|
I thought I would share a bit of my process for the flower bunch screen print...
I do lots of doodles and scribbles to come up with ideas but mostly the ideas come to me in the middle of the night... does that happen to you too!!! In this case it was a middle of the night idea which also used the base design from my "bold flower" design which I created for handprinted: a fabric swap a while ago.
|:: "bold flower" screen print for handprinted: a fabric swap|
I then worked on the design in Adobe Illustrator, which can take a while... I love mucking around in Illustrator! Once I am happy with the design, I print it out in grey scale.
I place the grey scale printed image page on top of stencil paper and then cut through the two pieces of paper to create the stencils, a separate stencil for each colour in the design.
Once I have my stencils... I set up the screen printing board and use masking tape secure the garments to it. To make sure everything is goes where it is suppose to, I use the original cut out printed to line up all the colours and to register it.
Then I mix up my fabric paints and screen print each colour.
I wanted to add a bit more texture to the flower dots of this screen print, so I used a stamp that I made and a POSCA pen- slate grey which can be used on fabric (and many other surfaces).
Once I have ironed the design to fix the fabric paint on to the garment it's all done! I love this new little design :)
It's quite a long process which can take a few days, which I love because I can do little bits here and there in my busy day :)
Hope you are having a great creative week!There are loads more creative people over at our creative spaces...