My second prayer flag-this time sized as it should be. I guess my theme is Home. If I do text again I will have to come up with a different way to apply it because I don't like my handwriting.
Here are the two that I have completed. I am just pinning them to the clothesline to photograph them but will string them up when I am done. I don't know how many I will make-at least one more to go on the other side of the large one.
I got some thermofax screens in the mail the other day and played around with this one today. It is called Cascading Branches, but I like it turned upside down. Unfortunately I printed the orange in the lower right corner upside down. I do like the effect of layering and think that it will be cool to print foliage, print a bird, then print more foliage on top. The top half of this fabric was an unsuccessful attempt at rubbing with shiva paintsticks. Now I know that I need a rubber mat of some sort to keep the plate from slipping, then tape the fabric. The second picture is the fabric before I screened it. It is better with the sreen print on top. In all of the DVD's that I have watched, it seemed like they were pouring alot of paint onto the screen. With the thermofax screens, I found out quickly that I didn't need as much paint as I had put down! I used a cut off foam brush rather than a squeegee. I watched Lynn Krawycz's DVD and some Utube videos and the screens came from her, also. Perhaps the next screens I order will be my own design.