Would you like to buy a thermofax screen designed by me?
of Fibra Artysta, you may also know her as the thermofax queen, invited a few of her fellow creative friends to design a thermofax screen to sell in her Etsy Shop.
The screen I designed goes on sale today and with a nod to Cinco de Mayo, I present you with Florabunda.
The image on the screen is approximately 9″ x 6″ and sells for $13.
This one is printed with textile paint on tan colored hand dyed fabric, It reminds me of those paintings on bark from Mexico. When I’ve got some free time I may paint this one with bright colored inks.
I know copyright seems to be on everyones mind these days and I want to assure you, you are free to use this image in any way on your work and you can sell your work after. You could use it to create a fabric and cut it up to make art or items to sell. Use it like you would a store bought stencil. It’s always nice to get credit, but not absolutely necessary. The only way I would not want to see this image used, is printed alone on an object (t-shirt, bag, etc) and sold as your own design, that would just be a bad karma thing to do.
I am thrilled with how the screen prints, I printed these ones with black textile paint on hand dyed fabric.
The one below on the left is a piece of rust dyed organza that I put on top of the hand dyed fabric on the right and printed both at once with brown textile paint.
I used a demo piece of fabric from the Tea & Ephemera class to try screening over some other imagery.
Then I tried out some clear DeColourant to screen some hand dyed fabric. I love what a crisp image it gives. The slightly gelatinous consistency makes it perfect for screening.
Just incase you are unfamiliar with this product, DeColourant removes color from fabric. Apply it to fabric (brush, screen or stamp), let it dry and then use a hot iron with steam to activate the discharging proces. If you want to know more about using DeColourant, I wrote an article for Quilting Arts magazine Feb/Mar 2012.
You can also get DeColourant in colors so it removes the dye from the fabric and puts a new color in at the same time. For the examples below I used yellow DeColourant on a hand dye and commercial batik.
If you would like to buy a Floribunda thermofax screen to adorn your work, please check out Lynn’s Etsy Shop
. Lynn also has a DVD
with everything you want to know about using thermofaxes to design and create textile art.