Screen printing tests on Thursday, starting off with a test of the whole screen (white fabric paint on red satin):

white on red screenprint test

Then experimenting with metallic and pearl inks:

silver on brown screenprint

And then lots more fun screenprinting with glue and then foiling:

foiling and screenprinting

The photos don’t really do the samples justice (summer seems to have forgotten about Edinburgh and the cloud and rain has descended with a vengence…) however the foiling worked really well. Next week I am going to experiment with some copper and bronze foil.

I also finished off my designs in my sketchbook. Here is a selection starting with some rose embellishment:

design set 1

Something a bit more sexy and slim line:

design 2

Getting a bit more flamboyant:


Harem princess with rose detailing:


Pretty in blue and gold:


Cluster of smaller roses v. one large rose: