Sunday, October 10, 2010

Idiot Girl

I'm taking screen printing this semester!

At this point everyone asks me what screen printing is, and I don't know how to describe it. I usually just say printing with a screen because that's what it is, and I can't be more clear, but I googled it, and found this article on Wikipedia and this image:

But our screen printing isn't so advanced that it uses the light sensitive emulsion. We basically just come up with a design, cut it out with contact paper, stick that to the screen, then pull the pigment across the screen and it prints.

Anyway, for our first official project, we were making a tessellation (so educational today.) Basically, the shapes have to fit together so we had to make a grid, then fit the shape inside the grid exactly. The first thing Amy, my professor, told us to do was mark one side of screen with 'window' for the side facing the window because all of the shapes had to face the same direction, and if we accidentally turn our screen, the shapes won't. Duh.

Guess what I did first?

I am so dumb.

I pretended that I did it on purpose to determine which way I wanted to print the shapes, but really, I'm horrible with short term information. But screen printing is fun. I might make it my medium of choice.
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