Today we did screen painting with Mrs Shepherd. First, she showed us what to do.
Then, we drew our master plan. A master plan is the picture we want to trace, just like a normal plan.When we finished, we traced our plan. Then we cut out the traced bits that we wanted to print first with sharp cutters.We had to be very careful and reverse think - which is really hard to do.
We got to use the silk screen.We used textile ink to paint with. Our theme was about camp.
Next, we hung them up to dry. Isabella and I were doing kayaks.
After they dried, we traced some other parts of our master plan.
Next we did the second part of our theme and did the same thing again. We did the same thing again and again until there's one last step that is optional. (Which means that you don't have to do it) The optional step is to make a background, how you do that step is to cover with paper all the bits you drawed on your camp theme. After you do that you will use the silk screen and the textile paint again we sloshed it back and forth until we think the textile paint is on the A3 paper. (not newsprint) Now lift up the silk screen and newsprint and see what you get! A lovely surprise!
Thanks to Miss Cheeseman and Mrs Shepherd for organizing our class's special event!
There are some cool photos of us screen-printing on the summerland website.
Dain and Izzy