Go Fish!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Inspirations and Designing | No Comments

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This was one of those days when I just wanted to have some creative play!  I had designed some plastic stencils of brown trout (from our creek) and wanted to use them.  The media was some of my homemade dye paste, silkscreen frames and squeegees (to scrape the dye paste across the silkscreen frames.) The photo above shows the first yellow layer already printed.  The fish have been rearranged and readied for the next color, red.

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In the background you can see some of the plastic stencils, removed after printing.  Let’s try another color!

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The palette knife was used to peel the plastic fish stencils off of the printed paper.  Since these stencils have wet dye paste on them, I usually print them on another sheet of paper while they are still wet.  You never know what you’ll get!  That’s the fun.

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I think this will do it for this particular print.

But there will be some more fish to come!

In the words of Dr. Seuss, “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.”

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