Monday, 6 August 2012

Mr P INDIAN SUMMER LOVE


I am jumping around a bit today as this was the final trend for the MR P installation. We used a really cool and slightly lethal transfer technique which is great fun if you want to make a simple print on fabric. As the splendid Miss Caryn and I had not made these transfers for much passing of time it took us a little bit of practise and much Darth Vader noises to get the combination of solvent and applicator just right.



My concept was a combination of a travel journal and the saying ' to wear your heart on your sleeve'. I also love Tibetan prayer flags and wanted to create a colourful, layered travel story. I made up a series of one colour designs with all the imagery linked to journeying to exotic destinations. Originally I printed them on my lazer but with prompting from Scott and some unsuccessful test runs, we had them photocopied. So the technique is this: copy a black and white image in reverse( the copier must lay down toner not ink), place image print side down on a piece of cotton fabric, apply benzine with a cotton pad and some pressure. * PLEASE wear gloves, protective glasses and a proper mask with filters in a well ventilated area, otherwise you will damage your lungs, eyes and fingers.



Images by BYRON at PURE PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIOS

Thank you again to CARYN TILBURY for her nimble sewing fingers and quickety split thinking brain.

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