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Re: Printing the fish

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Gary D. LaTurner (garyl)
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 09:47:44 -0800 (PST)

Last summer, with the help of some other teachers we did approximately
3,000 fish printed T-shirts in three days. We used acrylic paint, which
when ironed is quite permanent. Our process was to paint the cleaned
fish on one side, and then place the shirt of top and press the material.
We also used a sheet of newsprint inside the shirt to keep the ink from
soaking through to the back side. It was easier to do this way, rather
than picking up the slippery fish for each print. This took place at the
Pacific Northwest Arts Fair/Kidsfair for the Bellevue Art Museum in
Bellevue, Washington. Workers also used a good number of rubber gloves
and I have to admit, paper towels were also in high demand.

In the past, I've always used tempera paint and when the paint was wet
sprinkled glitter on paper fish prints.

Good luck,
Gary LaTurner