Sunday, December 14, 2008

Final Silkscreen

Sorry about the glare and general darkness and uckiness of this photo

Ignore the blotch on the bottom, I'm cutting it off or dyeing over it


See the scouring?

This is my final project for my silkscreening class. I chose to do two different panels. Basically, I wanted to explore patterning and repeating and breaking the pattern. So, I did a background of a steady pattern repeat with the ogee form. Then, with the same unit, I placed it in a non-repeat pattern. So, it was a study in pattern, and it was also a study in material/technique. I used the same color - bamboo green - because I wanted it to be very simple so that the emphasis was on the pattern and the treatment.
With the linen I dyed it green, then used thiox to bleach out the pattern. I used the more delicate unit for the all-over background pattern, then with the bold unit, I did the non-repeat elements. I know I'm rambling. Don't worry, it'll be over soon!
To do the organza, I used green for the background repeat and a silk scouring technique (with our silk organza, it makes the parts that have been scoured very soft and "silky" and luminous) for the non-repeat. It doesn't show up so well in the photographs (they're pretty ucky, I know), but maybe I'll take better pictures later.


So there it is, my silkscreen final. Hooray! My teacher, Sue, wants me to continue this idea with the organza, but with lots of layers. She knows a mounting technique that would let me mount lots of layers together with a bit of space between each layer, so the light can get it. I'm pretty excited! I'm going to do some samples over break :) I'll keep you guys updated.

I'll post about my weaving final tomorrow! It's already on my Flickr if you want a sneak peek!


Edit: I'll definitely take better photos.

15 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Brittany - this is absolutely stunning. I just love it.

Brittany Noel said...

Thanks Jen! I hope it made you smile a bit. I love getting such nice comments from you by the way :)

raining sheep said...

I absolutely love the white/gold on white. It is just so festive...that would be such a beautiful runner for a christmas table.

Brittany Noel said...

Actually, Raina, it's light green. I wonder what your monitor is doing to my photos!! Haha. If it was gold, you're right. I hadn't thought of that. Hmmmmm....

Matt said...

nice! I'll have to see it in person.

The Clothes Horse said...

That sounds like a really exciting project. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Brittany Noel said...

Matt - Thursday!

Rebecca - Thanks! This is it for the semester, but I'll be doing more next semester, adding the layers and everything.

Julia said...

These are beautiful panels! I love the two versions and the bamboo green!

PS. No, those aren't my photographs in my blog :) I found them on flickr. They were so inspiring though!

Brittany Noel said...

Thanks Julia! It's ok they weren't your photos. They really are great photos, and so inspiring me to bake! Have a wonderful Monday!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

It looks fantastic, friend!

Brittany Noel said...

Thank you Lisa!

t does wool said...

beautiful work here,simply beautiful!

Brittany Noel said...

Thank you Teresa! I'm happy you like it.

Michelle said...

Oh what fun! Nice bloggy

Brittany Noel said...

Thanks Michelle! You're such an inspiration, I really appreciate your comment!