The two photos at right show "before" and "after" overprinting.
Workshop coordinator Arleen Kukua and EBHQ member Pat Bailey show off some fabric.
To use a textured plate, set it under the fabric, then use an inked brayer to roll on top of the fabric -- this will pick up the pattern in the style of a brass rubbing.
You can also use foam brushes to paint through a stencil (though it takes skill to avoid having any ink or paint get under the stencil and make the design less clear).
The center photo shows cardboard strips attached to the bottom of a silkscreen. The last two photos show masking tape applied directly to the back of a silkscreen.
Always a good idea to wear rubber gloves when using inks. An old credit card works fine as a squeegee for a silkscreen. To create a waterproof work surface, cover a piece of foam core with batting, then add a pillowcase which you can remove and wash after each project.
-- Posted by Rachel Holmen