I love vintage designs. When I saw this image on at www.percyandbloom.com/the-vintage-moth.com
I really wanted to make a journal cover.
Check out the download images available at the Vintage Moth for personal use. Abagail Mooney finds vintage images and provides free downloads. She also has some beautiful images for sale.
Al sized the image for me in Photoshop because it was very tiny and we wanted to retain as much of the image as possible. To resize, go to image sizing. In the drop down menu make sure to check both boxes for constrain proportions and resample image. Go to the document size area and click on the width dropdown menu and choose precent. Change the width to 110% and resize. Continue this process until image is the size you want. Al repeated the process 15 times at least, but it kept the image from being pixelated. The resampling adds new pixels rather than just making pixels bigger.
We burned on the same screen as one of Al's projects and used 6 minute exposure time to keep the detail.
I used Yudu gunmetal as my base color for several prints. I then added a bit of yellow for a few prints and then added red.I scanned these images to try and get the best detail. There is a beautiful metalic shine that really isn't visible in these pictures.
I plan on making booklet journals with our deep throat stapler to take to work to use for notes. I may print some text using our printer to further personalize my journal. It was a very fun, easy and satisfying project for today.
It is getting easier to flood the screen with ink and pull the ink. For the first time I didn't pull so hard that I gooped up the image.
I hope you are having fun screen printing!
This image has a little red added:
This image has a little of the yellow:
This is Yudu gunmetal:
Labels: fine detail, gunmetal, journal, tiny image, vintage