Friday, 2 July 2010

Screen Printing Curtains.....

I have NO idea what happened to the post I uploaded yesterday so having another go at it! I wanted to make some curtains for my grandaughters bedroom but was rather horrified at the cost, especially when I found that the fabric I REALLY liked was £56.00 per metre! Tony  had an epifit!!!!
I settled on calico.....here it is taped to a base of blanket and PVC coated fabric....perfect for printing on
I have never tackled anything on this scale before and was a bit concerned about registration of the design so spent AGES taping a grid 50cm square. I decided that this was a very expesive way of doing in and ended up usng string taped across at regular intervals instead. Here I have printed the green stems for the flowrrs that the girls designed
I thought it would be more fun to alternate orange and pink flowers.
Next I printed on cupcakes and the Hope's 'Butterhearts' and added pale lilac wings. I immediately sprinkled on fine glitter in the hope it will add a little sparkle.I realise as I write this I have not uploaded the right pictures showing the wings. OPh well, when  they are finished I shall take another picture

The fabric so far. I have made two curtains like this and have 2 more to go. The next ones need to be printed the same as the second row so I get a matching pattern. I'm not used to having to think about repeat patterns....making my brain ache!

Oncce I have got the other two curtains printed I shall add more details to this with a few gems and small flowers in between the existing designs. And the cupckaes need cherries of course....anbd a few sprinkles.

Yes.....these curtains are far from finished!




A wingless 'Butterheart'!

It is so hot here in Cambridge we are off for a barbeque tonight and then I have the grandchildren for the weekend. No chance to get much done. Oh well.....!

4 comments:

Cynthia L. said...

What a smart idea to paint your own curtains. We move a lot and I often have to buy new drapes. I will keep this in mind next time I don't have something that will fit! Decorating your own curtains makes it so personal. I am sure your grandchild will love them.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your curtains are wonderful, well done you for tackling something so large. They look the bees knees :)

Veronika said...

I love what you've done with these, you're so creative :)

Sandie said...

The curtains look amazing, Moira!
How wonderful to use your granddaughters drawings. Do post more photos so I can see the finished fabric :)