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Re: [teacherartexchange] safe silkscreening


From: Betty B (bettycarol_40_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jun 21 2008 - 06:37:58 PDT

100% with Sidnie - I did paper screen T shirts in my
dorm room with awful 80's waterbase ink for $$ all
through college.
Plus -the lower-tech you can make it, the more likely
your kids will incorporate the process into their own
lives. You can even use embroidery hoops for the

> You can do some pretty sophisticated silkscreens
> just using a paper screen cut
> with an x-acto knife. They could put the
> photo/drawing under the giant piece of
> white butcher paper, trace the parts they need to
> cut out, then put under a screen
> and print.
> >>> <> 06/19/08 9:09 AM
> >>>
> Hi All,
> Can I pick your brain? I would LOVE to do
> photosilkscreening next year
> and have some 12x polyester and some old frames etc.
> My question is how can I do a photo process using AP
> non-toxic
> materials? My new supervisor threw away anything
> that was not
> labelled AP. Even stuff that said non-toxic and CP
> on it were
> discarded. She has taken this out of proportion
> since someone donated
> lead bearing glazes to the high school and the
> ceramics teacher is
> fresh out of college and unenlightended this way. I
> am in an urban
> K-8 school and would like to silkcreen with grades 7
> and 8 and know
> they will LOVE it.
> Any suggestions? methods? Byulding a light box or
> way to expose the
> film? Any AP non-toxic emulsions anyone knows about?
> Thanks!!!!!
> Barbara from Boston
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Betty C Bowen
printmaker, painter
art educator
Cushing Oklahoma

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