beautiful butterflies.. and sneak peeks!
This week has BLOWN by.
So funny cause my brother-in-law Ty came by this morning to work on the pool, as he does on Thursday mornings… and I went out to say ‘hi’, and said ‘I thought you come on Thursdays’… he said ‘it is Thursday’. Don’t you hate that!? and of course, I totally knew that it was Thursday- I mean, yesterday was Wed! I went to an AMAZING girls lunch that I totally have to share every detail! Cause it was SO fun. and had Quincy’s ‘friend’ birthday party after school.. and they had a blast! And today my parents came! Quincy is getting baptized on Saturday-which I can hardly believe! I think that I just WISH there was an extra day in there somewhere in which you could just play catch up… I would catch up on sleep to tell you the truth. And usually that is the LAST thing I want to catch up on. But my body is in a full revolt. Chuckle.
For Quincy’s birthday party, (guess where i got this CUUUTE party invitation!?) I thought it would be super fun to silk screen t-shirts using my NEW and fabulous YUDU machine. OK< this is the funnest toy since the easy bake oven! No joke. I have had the best time learning how to use it… I have to give credit to Liz Eaton… I leant the thing to Liz because I was heading out of town, and I let her figure it ALL OUT, and then just teach me all the tricks… she has been making the coolest t-shirts for her son Dax who is the same age as Connor… she even went to the effort of DYING the Hanes’ shirts first and then screening them. WOW… so cool. Even Cory scored one of her creations and he tried to wear it to school 2 days in a row. (he thought I wouldn’t notice) I need to get some photos of her shirts. They are so cool.
I decided that I wanted to have a couple options for the girls to choose from, so they felt that they were ‘designing’ their shirt. (I picked up little shirts from Target). I have 2 screens for my machine… ( I think I need to do a whole video about this… so stay tuned). I had 4 designs (2 on each screen)… let me go back a step:
1. printed out my favorite art from houseof3.com on transperancy
I chose the round and round swirls and butterflies from the Easter brushes
2. burned them into the emulsion to create the screen
3. used silver and black and later white and pink mixed to pull the designs.
4. bought some heat set jewels and placed a few on each shirt, and set w/ my iron
as you can see, my models were quite proud of their creations!
It was SO fun, and SO easy.. and I am TOTALLY addicted.
After I had done a bunch of t-shirts for the girls, and also for Jodi, and her friend, and a few other things that could use a little butterfly screened on … I still had one more t-shirt… and I started to play around a little more w/ mixing colors. The very last one was my favorite! My ‘masterpiece’… and it was a crack up… quincy came in this morning and said, ‘hey mom, I want to wear your masterpiece to school today, where is it?’. really, so cute. I will add a photo tomorrow when I can take a pic in the daylight.
Holy cow, it’s opened a WHOLE NEW WORLD!!! Oh, the possibilities..
In fact, I am even designing a class that we’ll be screening in the project! I can’t wait to figure out all the logistics! I love having a new toY!
In the technique class… HKS Secrets… you will be receiving all 4 of the huge Mega Masks!! …so get EXCITED!!
Going to go play in my studio… it’s soooo nice to be back in there. I love it.