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Re: [teacherartexchange] safe silkscreening

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bmarder_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Jun 21 2008 - 12:09:09 PDT


Thanks so much-I am going to try it-just thought the kids might like
to duplicate photos they make in photoshop at the computer lab but
emulsions are a no-no.
Maybe they could use photocopies and print their paper cuts over-that
might be a clever way of using both, huh.
Barbara

Quoting Betty B <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net>:

> 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
> frames.
>
>
>> 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.
>>
>> >>> <bmarder@somerville.mec.edu> 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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