Sunday, November 9, 2014

Time is Wasting

The actual process began today. It isn't as if nothing has been going on. The thermofax screen has been, prepared for use. The printing surface, plywood covered with 4 layers of old sheet and a bottom layer of felt is ready. The images for laminating have been printed.

polyester voile, images, thermofax screen, matte medium, padded print surface
applying matte medium to voile - images are underneath voile
heat setting to laminate the voile and the paper using parchment paper

soaking to soften paper for removal
Removing paper from back side of voile

the result

It appears that there is a whole lot more practice with the process which needs to happen before I have anything bordering on what I was expecting. Most of the colors on the printed image vanished, and the matte medium was not evenly distributed so some of the image did not adhere.  Back to square one.


  1. These things are sent to try us, I think! But it looks very interesting!

  2. this is a cool technique - I was just hearing about it last night. Good luck with your explorations - it will be interesting to see your process!

  3. Thanks for sharing the process, however so sorry you didn't get the results you were hoping for. Good luck as you continue onward.....although I don't think you're back at square one, you've all that experience behind you now; had to push you forward several squares!