Tuesday, May 27, 2008
On the 28th, 29th and 30th of July, I will be teaching about printing specialty surfaces on an ink jet printer. The class is titled Creating Designs on Textiles and specialty paper from digital prints. We will cover the A to Z of printing on many surfaces. We will be working with lutradur, tyvec, organza fabric, canvas, watercolor paper that has been previously dyed, a substrate we will make from gel media and cheesecloth, pima tex cotton and poplin. Think that covers most of them. In the 3 days of the class we will use inkAID to coat the various surfaces and learn how to get a quality print. We will use my Epson R2400 printer for the prints and the class will be a hands on class. After learning all the information from this workshop you will be able to use your inkjet printer and print digital images on a wide variety of surfaces. This will be a great class, so if you are going to be in the Flagstaff, Arizona area at the end of July, you can go to the website and sign up. You can also email me for more information. It does say that this is not a beginning workshop, but I will work with all levels of ability.
Above you see a few different surfaces. The first one is a print on cream mica wrinkle paper. The second pic is what the mica wrinkle looked like before printing. The third surface is one that I made from gel media, cheesecloth and inkAID. The forth is a metallic wrinkle paper. This surface was scratched a little before printing.All the surfaces were coated with some type of inkAID before printing.