~ silk-screening ~

19 July 2005
doodles from my sketchbook.

a month ago, Art Friend is finally opened at Takashimaya. it’s located on the forth floor, right above Kinokuniya. from our current apartment, it’s closer and more convenient to go to Takashimaya than to their main store at Bras Basah Complex.

so, a week ago, ari and i went there to buy a card and paper gift wrap for Oscar’s graduation, Ari’s cousin — who was also the photographer of our Singapore wedding.

we also bought some off-white paint for silk-screening. months and months ago, i bought a blue-jean tote on sale. the look of the tote wasn’t too impressive, so ari suggested to do something with it. we haven’t used our silk-screening tools for a while, so we think it’s a good time to use it.

today, since my face is all swollen up with many tiny wounds, i really don’t feel like leaving the apartment. it looks like i’m going to start doing the silk-screen. i’ve decided to use Goliath beetle for the design (this, this or this), which i will have to paint it onto the screen.

the way this silk-screening package work is that we have to paint the design on to the silk with a special paint. after that, we coat the whole silkscreen with a removable screen block fluid. once the screen block dries, we put it into a room-temperature water and the special paint will peel off, leaving the screen block there. easy, huh?

the screen block itself is also removable by washing the silk-screen frame with hot water. so, the silk and the frame is reusable.

anyways, i’m gonna start drawing after lunch. i think it’s gonna be fun :)

oh, it’s gonna be fun. :)

~ comment (2) ~

oooo i wish i could stay at home and do silk-screening all day… lucky you doing all these fun projects while we’re slaving away behind our corporate desks.

yasmina | 19 July 2005 - 03:27 | reply

hehehe, yeah… but that also means there is less travelling i can do. no money :P

thalia | 20 July 2005 - 12:41 | reply