Monday, February 03, 2014

Screen Printing Party + Permaset Ink Discount Code!

I drew up a new design for screen printing last week, and it's based on my Grandpa's camera from the 1950's.  I have really been loving photography and all things vintage lately, so it was the perfect new design to start playing with in the silkscreen studio.  I had a lot of fun printing with my new Permaset screen printing inks, and the first one I tried was their Permaset Aqua Standard Ink in Turquoise.  I had never tried their inks before, but I was really happy with the consistency of the ink as well as the brightness of the colors.  I had previously been using a blue by another company, and it was super drippy and hard to control on the screen because it had a tendency to run all over the place... This was definitely not the case with my new Permaset ink!  It stayed where I wanted it to and made screen printing a lot less messy!  Here is a shot of the ink in action:

Here I am pulling a test print onto some scrap paper before printing onto the fine art piece I was working on:

And here is the finished piece with a spray painted background that I'd made previously (the image at the top of the post is a similar one with a color variation):

We also got a chance to play with some of Permaset's Aqua Supercover inks.  This is a special type of waterbased ink formulated to print on top of darker colored fabrics without soaking into the fabric and creating a light print that isn't too visible.  We loved the consistency of this ink too - so creamy and thick- and it printed on top of the dark shirts perfectly with great visibility!  Here is a close up of the ink so you can see the texture of it:

Below is the Supercover ink in action.  We were printing my fox drawing onto a few darker t-shirts and pieces of scrap fabric to make patches out of them...

And here is one of the finished shirts:

All in all, we are super happy with the new inks and had a lot of fun screen printing this weekend.  I have some new designs in the works, so we are going to reclaim some old screens later this week, burn the new images, and play with the new images soon!  I will post some photos of our printing session here.  I am thinking of making a screen with my new doe image, which you can see below in my sketchbook.  What do you think?

I also have a SPECIAL TREAT for my blog readers this month...  Permaset is offering a special discount for How To Make Art readers.  Just enter the following coupon code when you check out on their page, and you will get 15% off any of the inks on their site for the entire month of February: howtomakeart_feb


In the interest of full disclosure, I was gifted the inks by Permaset, however all of the opinions expressed here are my own, and I would only recommend products that I truly believe in.  I really love these inks and will be slowly switching out my old inks with these new ones.  A big thanks to Permaset for letting me try out some of their products!


Christine Kelly said...

Hey Tessa! You are talented in so many ways! Enjoyed reading about how you make your t-shirts. I think you should create one with your doe design! Looking forward to your future posts!.

Tessa said...

Thanks, Christine! You are so kind. I think I will do one with the doe for sure. :)

Lori Roberts said...

Think I found you via the etsy forum
(how to make a screen shot) - glad I found your blog! Your work is bold and colorful, i really enjoy it.


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