Ta-dah! I decided to choose the Back to the Future quote as my tote bag design! I had to go with BTTF because it’s my favourite movie haha╰(*´︶`*)╯
To be honest, I was quite dejected throughout the process of silkscreen printing because I kept messing up. Here’s why:
For the first week, I misinterpreted the instructions and inverted my print…
I was still stubborn and decided to go ahead with this print. Anyway I thought that since I was always scrub away and make a new print. It is still fascinating though! Applying the blue-chemical paint thing (I’m so sorry I forgot what was the correct term oops), and seeing how our designs get printed on the silkscreen board after the went through that vacuum-like photocopy machine. And washing the blue paint off to reveal the finalised print on the silkscreen board!!
My design on the silkscreen board!
Checklist: coins, black paint, squeegee, paper, and silkscreen board
So as you can see, I messed up because that was not the original idea that I had in mind. Although it still looks okay, it turned out to be too dark and ominous looking, so I still had to redo the print.
Fast-forward to the next week, because I had to repeat the whole process of putting on the blue paint and the photocopying thing, I was already lagging behind my classmates as they were already preparing to print their designs on their tote bags.
The correct transparency woohoo!
Also i accidentally made a hole in the blueprint when my silkscreen board was drying… So I was even more further behind the others (;-;)
When it was finally dried, I had to test print on papers first but I kept messing up.
Too much ink/scrubbing the paint too many times, making the print look blurry
Not enough ink/strength thus leaving some empty spots
Tried putting the paint at the bottom (different direction), and it turned out to be better!
I WAS SO NERVOUS BUT IN ONE SHOT, I DID IT. AND I’M SO HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS. (T▽T)
Moral of the
story post, although things may not go your way or you may be lacking in comparison to your peers, everything will turn out to be okay at the end! Have some faith in yourself and the outcome! ヾ(☆ω☆)