Miss Eliza Screen Print

  • Miss Eliza Screen Print
    My first foray into screen printing
    For my first adventure into screen printing I had lofty ambitions, but they fell by the wayside as the reality of homework came into the forefront. So I decided on doing something a little more 'practical.' I run my own book blog, Strange & Random Happenstance, and often I have the need for cards or various ephemera, so I thought I would just turn my blog logo into a screen. The original logo is derived from a combination of vintage silhouettes, but it is still very close to my heart. There is nothing better then cats and books!

    I did want a little something extra, so I added some type as a sort of background for the image. That way if the screen lost some of the letter's crispness, it wouldn't matter. The text I chose was from Westley and Buttercup's first kiss in 'The Princess Bride' (book not movie). It's been edited a little to fit, but I think it worked really well as a silver background.

    Overall I was really happy with how my first attempt went, and am looking forward to doing it more, especially with the expansion of the print opportunities at school.
  • The original logo turned into vector art.
  • The transparencies for burning the screen.
  • The screen.
  • Quite amazing how much detail I was able to maintain.
  • The final print on paper that is similar in color to the secondary color of my blog. I love how the silver comes through even though the blue is so dark.