I was asked me to make some ceramic coasters with text on them, this was the perfect opportunity to try out doing some screen printing using the Silhouette Cameo to cut the mask.
If you remember a while back I took a screen printing course with Dionne Swift , I used various methods of masking the screen , which was applied to textiles. Since then I have wanted to explore further especially on ceramics but I just haven’t had the time.
I thought about working with overglazes but I really wanted to try out Velvet underglazes for printing so that’s what I used. I printed onto bought bisque tiles so the surface was nice and flat. You will notice I removed the tape so I could easily see the edge of the tile to line them up.
I fired them before glazing so the print wouldn’t bleed as I was using brush on glazes.
They were glazed and fired again, I got a lovely crisp edge to the text, no bleeding.
I have other screen printing ideas I really want to try including making my own printing ink, if you haven’t already read it there is a great article by Caroline Dewison over on the Art Elements blog, can’t wait to try it out. Thank you Caroline 🙂