Tuesday, September 22, 2009

made by pilgrim: screen printed bags

do you remember i told you about my screen printing course? well, last saturday i finished it up. at the end of the first class we coated our screens with photo emulsion, so at the start of the last class we exposed them to the UV light. It was a pretty fancy set up, with a vacuum chamber to put the screens in while they were being exposed. i bought some calico bags to print on, and the bag pictured below is the finished result.


draw! pilgrim calico bag

the bag was printed using 2 layers, both exposed on the same screen (but divided by tape): one of pink opaque ink, and 1 of transparent red ink. the contrast between the 2 layers is more apparent in person, but then again it could just be my computer screen.

what do you think of my bag? i carried it with me on my trip last week and got a few compliments. it sure is exciting being able to carry some artwork around with me. i am definitely looking forward to making some more!

11 comments:

Dannielle said...

They look fantastic Pilgrim! I'd love to have one on my arm! :)

Little Sparrow - Natural Toys & Handwork Supplies said...

divine Pilgrim....i love them..... wholesale order?

neopostretro said...

They're beautiful, Miss Pilgrim!

apparentlyjessy said...

I think your tote bag is fabulous! I would be proud to carry one around with such groovy artwork printed on it - you should sell them!

EmilyKate said...

Oh I LOOOOOVE it! I can definitely see the contrast.. I love candypink and cherryred together and the shape of the birdies is very jaunty and cute :o)

Punky's Mamma said...

Oh-so-pretty!!

Just lovely - fantastic work madam!

Pilgrim Lee said...

aww thanks everyone! i'm really glad you like them, cos... soon you WILL be able to buy one of your very own!

zofia said...

Most excellent- love!

petapledger said...

Time to set up an online store sugar! x x

amilelka said...

Gorgeous! I'll be buying one...

Catherine Bourne said...

Ooh, just the thing for my hams!

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