Saturday, August 13, 2011

Diagonal Floodfilling

I have been brainstorming ideas for adding color to my Yudu projects on a single screen.  This is my latest experiment:  floodfilling the screen with multiple colors diagonally.

I also wanted to try out some new inks that I found at Hobby Lobby.  The colors are so much fun and different from any I have from Yudu or Ryonet.  These are "Simply Screen" inks by Plaid.

They are $1.50 per ounce, which places them right in the middle of the price range I have been paying for ink.  The Ryonet inks I have bought have been 84 cents per ounce; the Yudu brand inks are $2.33 per ounce.  I love the colors available in this line!  The OMG Green is a perfect Cricut green!

I decided to use them all together on this project. 

I prepared my screen with emulsion as usual.  You can click here to go to my Yudu page for details on how to apply emulsion and prepare the screen.  The fonts I used were straight from my computer (Microsoft) and I printed them directly onto my transparency.  In this order, they are: 
Sybil Green (100 point)
Planet Benson 2 (100 point)
Melanie BT (160 point)
Annie BTN (150 point)

Then, I added the color diagonally, making my best (though failed) attempt not to let the colors overlap.

With the frame raised, I used my squeegee to floodfill the screen, but unlike usual screenings, this time I did so diagonally.  I moved from upper left to lower right and then back up to be sure the ink was in place.

I lifed up my squeegee and cleaned it off.  Then I lowered the screen to the t-shirt and pulled the ink as normal by moving my squeegee down the screen.

And when I lifed the screen, this was my treat:

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JennyKozar said...

FANTASTIC!!! I may get my YUDU out of the box yet.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Great job Nadia! Interesting technique!

Diane Hodrick said...

what fun colors..that came out so cute!

ScrappyMama said...

Awesome! I believe that you must be the YUDU Queen!!

Teresa Kline said...

these are wonderful and such fun...hope your day is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow... you did a great job on this...

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