I'm a fabric printing nut. I started with stamping, then added Thermofax® screen printing, and lately I've been churning out gelatin prints by the score.
I couldn't tell you what I like best about printing-the graphic nature of the design, the thrill of pulling the paint through the screen, or the magic of lifting the stamp or screen to see what's revealed below are just the beginning. But one thing I definitely like is that while there are often happy surprises, there isn't a lot of guesswork.
Painting fabric is another story. How much paint do I use? What kind of brush? How do I keep the colors from bleeding into one another? How do I make sure my design shows up where I want it to? So many questions...they send me scurrying back to my printing tools.
23 Dec 2010