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I LOVE using screens, as it is so much faster than hand painting every image. Printing with them is easy, simply tape it down, squeegee on thick paint and remove the screen. The variety that can be achieved with the screens keeps it from looking repetitive. Use of paints, dyes and markers vary the imagery. Often I will silkscreen the imagery in black, then hand paint the area inside, as is done with the red birds in the tapestry above. With EZ art screens, you donít have to worry about paint going under the design. Unlike stencils, the screens are made of 2 layers, fabric and emulsion. So paint is squeegeed through fabric. Thus the design is crisper and more detail can be captured

Your own design can be transformed into an EZ art screen. Start by transferring your image onto a transparency. Using a computer and printer, print the imagery at the blackest setting. To hand draw or copy your design, use Write-On transparencies, and opaque Deco Color markers. Once the design is complete, EZ art film is placed with the transparency. It is developed using light, either in the sun or a light table. After developing, the film is placed in water for ten minutes. Where the black areas of design are loosen in the water. Using a sponge, remove the emulsion, then rinse in water. The film is placed back to the light of the sun or light table, to harden the film. After this process, the EZ art screen is ready to use.

The trumpet vine screen, shown here was used on the tapestry above for all the leaves. Shades of green leaves used transparent paints, the gold leaves are screened with Lumiere paint.

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