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Basic Techniques & Creative Projects
From decorative paper bags to elegant home furnishings, the 26 attractive projects in this beginner’s manual will win converts to the simple, fabulous craft of screen printing. The entire printing process receives in-depth explanations and unfolds in numerous detailed photos. Find out how to select and mix inks, print a picture evenly, care for screens, and transform basic sketches into scale images for a design. Make a light exposure unit to create prints of drawings, photographs, and found objects. The fun begins when these techniques turn into projects, including a pretty hand-stamped pillow, a lovely embellished table runner, and a keepsake picture album that features a screen-printed family photo on its cover. Gallery-quality items pictured throughout provide extra inspiration.
Annie Stromquist received her Master of Arts from the University of Iowa in 1978 and her Master of Fine Arts from California State University in 1994. She has been active in the arts for fifteen years, receiving numerous awards and artists residencies. Her work has been shown internationally and is included in both public and private collections. Annie currently teaches college level screenprinting and intaglio courses in Long Beach, California.