Print Studio!

Home this week has suddenly become a printing studio! I’ve been wanting to make patches for ages, but after a couple frustrating, ego-shattering trials with photo-emulsion screenprinting (embarassing because I supposedly went to school for this sort of thing), and some ruined screens, I decided to move onto block printing, which has been working much better.

A dumpster-salvaged dishwasher rack makes a pretty nice drying tray!

As I don’t have a press, I use a Japanese bamboo baren, which at about $6 is perfect.

Aside from patches, there will soon be an army of little sewn-bound sketchbooks! You can never have too many!

DIY stamping

Kiki (a little sister for the hedgehog) was fascinated.

Piles of stationary

Step 1: draw design onto rubber sheet

2: Carve out

Test (yay!)