Sunday, 10 June 2012
photo emulsion at home
i made my first photo emulsion screen the other day! i've had my speedball photo emulsion kit since last august but have always been too scared to try it out for one reason or another. my original many moons screen was created with speedball screen filler but it's been used and touched up so much that its really on its last legs. i knew i wanted to try photo emulsion to make a new one and finally bit the bullet after reading this AWESOME tutorial at lilblueboo that explains how you can use sunlight to expose the screens instead of rigging up some fancy light arrangement. i followed the tutorial to a tee except that instead of using a transparency, i just cut my circles out of card stock and laid them right on top of the screen. it was a bit of an experiment, i wasn't sure if it would work but i am so excited that it did! i have a bunch of digital designs ready to take to officeworks to be printed onto transparencies but it's great to know that i can use this technique with cut paper as well.
i've got a stack of homemade screens just waiting to be filled this week, CAN NOT WAIT.