Another technique that works on the handkerchiefs–solar plate. This image by Jo Lagattuta was printed using oil based inks on a dry hankie, but a damp scrap of Rives BFK was placed on top before running through the press.

First things first–our juried show is closing on Nov. 9, so do that first. Register here.  I’ll wait.

Next up, join our print exchange! If you need some inspiration on how/what to print on fabric, consider the demo on Nov. 8, outlined below.

Remember our post about Lumi ink a few weeks ago? They carry sun-sensitive dyes that do pretty rad things with a transparency and the Texas heat and WPA is giving a free demo Nov. 8. Here’s a process video if you missed it last time.

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Printing on Fabric–3 Technique Demos!
WPA studio and 3 printmakers–Deborah McLouth, Cara DeDominicis, and Liz Stettler–are bringing you examples of how to print on fabric–including Lumi! Here’s the Facebook RSVP link to join the event and/or share with your mailing list. 

  • Where: WPA studio, 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3, unit 102
  • What: screenprinting, relief printing using fabric relief ink, and Lumi sun-sensitive dye.
  • When: Nov. 8, 3-6 pm
  • Why: WPA is partnering with PrintAustin on this event to help promote our Print Exchange. The substrate in the trade is a 100% cotton handkerchief, but of course you can use these techniques on t-shirts or other fabrics

Oh, and one more thing. Cara will be showing us how to make your own home exposure unit for making screens out of a chicken coop heating lamp. Good stuff.