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Saturday, April 30, 2011

No Printing Pro

As many of you know, our blog was featured on Better After!! &hearts (can I just tell you how excited I was, I called my mom right away and said GET TO A COMPUTER NOOOOW Someone is actually reading our blog!!!)

Anyway, I have received tons of questions about the process in which I used to make the lace design.

Okay, so I am no expert in screen printing, in fact I just learned how to actually use this process about 4 months ago in the screen printing class I am currently enrolled in. (well I guess not currently since the semester is over!) woo-hoo! I could sit here and explain it in long boring details or I could just link you to this fantastic video I found that shows you just how to do the first step is...I'm just kidding, here you go--

Screen Printing Guru

Check out the video, these guys really know what they are talking about, but if you are still a bit unclear on the process contact me and I'll help you out :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday, Sanding Sunday!

Okay, so am I the only one who really enjoys using a sander!? I honestly love using mine. Sometimes I find myself sanding things that could probably be manipulated without sanding but I do it anyway :)

Yesterday my boyfriend(Shawn)'s family used our yard for a garage sale. Needless to say, it didn't go well. BUT the upside of that is I got to go through all of the leftovers and keep a bunch of goodies! One of the items I scored was this little shelf.

I had some major plans for this little guy!

I woke this morning ready to work! Alright so let's be honest, it's Sunday, I'll be home alone I wanted to stay in bed all day...but I knew I shouldn't. So after a nutritious breakfast (Lucky charms and soy milk, YUM) I managed to pulled myself and Teghan (my bulldog) out of bed.

This is where all the sanding excitement comes in! POWER TOOLS, WOOHOO! ::self high-five:: Anyway, after it was sanded I painted the shelf high glossy black. Of course I was anxious for the paint to dry (like always)! After the paint was dry, I did something unexpected....(oh the suspense)..... I screen printed the shelf pieces! (I have been dying to use the lace pattern I burned into my screen Thursday in class) Being fairly new to the screen print world I was unsure if the ink two would "stick" to the painted surface... and to my surprise it did! The result was absolutely gorgeous!!

Whatcha think??