Crazy Quilling – the star of the Show on Hochanda TV The 4th December2017 saw our very own Crazy Quilling make its Hochanda TV debut, with Kev the Snowman, Gloria the Angel and our now famous Unicorn all getting in on the act. Following a […]
We live in hope of making Kirstie Allsopp a Crazy Quilling fan. Kirstie Allsopp and her two sons visited our Crazy Quilling stand at the Handmade Fair Hampton Court in September2017 and after the boys had tried our easy to follow quilling style they bought […]
Basic screen-printing supplies
Paper (copy, tissue, newspaper)
- Cut the fabric on which you intend to print. Place it over smooth cardboard or paper.
- Cut a sheet of plain white paper the same size as your frame, to serve as your stencil.
- Cut a simple shape, such asa a bird, from the center of the paper. Toss the bird aside, keeping the background, which is now your stencil.
- Palce the stencil under the frame and tape it at one end. Paper will cover all edges of the so no additional masking is needed.
- Place the frame, mesh side down, on top of the scrap paper to make a test run.
- Spoon textile paint into the screen.
- Squeegee paint over open areas of the screen. Use two or three stokes for the first print. Paint will hold the paper stencil in place on the frame.
- Lift the frame, resting on end on the edge of a can from your food cupboard, tin of tuna or that sizes works best.
- If the image printed clearly, place the frame on your fabric and print. It will require more pressure or more strokes of the squeegee on fabric when on paper, as cloth absorbs more paint.
- Repeat for additional prints, or clean up the screen immediately
- Dry prints and heat set.
Let me know if you do anything different in your studio. Or have anymore tips on this topic.
My work has been published in the CADADesign Blog with my quilling islands from my degree show. CADAdesigns LCC Degree Show – June 2015 Last night I visited the LCC Surface Design Degree Show, an impressive show to see and would highly recommend going down […]
- Creator’s of zentangle are Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
- They say zentangle ‘Rests the brain – as if you has a nap and woke refreshed.”
- 3 ½” x 3 ½” (8.9×8.9cm) called a ‘tile’
- a tile is the best place to start, when you get more advanced you can do shape with you tangles inside.
- It is called ‘tangle or tangling’ when you are working on a zentangle design.
- It is a specific way to draw.
- Often done in black or white pen on either black or white paper.
- Zentangle has become an international phenomenon
- Zentangle are used to help with stress reduction, education, therapy, and even motivational training.
Zentangle are bit like my drawing of my quilling were they flow off the page.