Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lyric's Screen Printing DVD

Lyric converted me! I can hardly believe it myself. Generally, I avoid art techniques that seem too complicated or take too much time or require me to plan ahead. Thermofax printing definitely fell into this category, so I never tried it.

Until now...

My friend Lyric has a new dvd workshop out and she really wanted me to test it out from the point of view of a complete newbie. So, she sent me the dvd plus a screen and a frame for the screen.

Honestly, I would have no idea how to proceed, but I popped in the dvd and Lyric explained and demo'ed everything. Even putting the screen in the frame seemed complicated, but once I watched Lyric do it, I knew I could manage. Ta Da!

Actually, even before I received and watched the dvd, I read through the excellent tutorial on Lyric's website about designing images for your screen. And I was able to do that myself too! Who knew?! So, I sent her this pomegranate image and that's the screen she prepared for me.

Then I watched the printing techniques chapter of the dvd and was ready to print. Lyric's personality and professionalism is so likable and listenable. She's a great teacher and all of that comes through on the dvd.

Here I am ready to pull the paint through the screen!

Check it out! I am really pleased with these images. They are not all perfect and I can definitely imagine that more practice and experimenting with various paints and fabrics would yield different results... but I love these and I'm eager to use them in fabric collages.

The dvd is not just how-to technique stuff. There is also excellent info about design, layered imagery and using the screens with materials beyond paint! 

65 minutes of thorough instruction
Getting Started: what is a thermofax screen
Finding Images: find and design your own
How to Print: printing techniques and tools
Designing: creating cloth with layered imagery
You'll love the sweet story about the dragon fly, too! Don't miss that. Order it today and expand the techniques you use in your own artwork.

I'm giving away a copy of Lyric's dvd. So just comment here and I'll pick a winner on May 21. Plus, check out all the other artists who have made cool prints with the information on Lyric's dvd. They are all giving away copies of the dvd too. (But, you could just buy one today and start printing now. You won't regret it.)
April 24 Cheryl Rezendez
April 25  Leslie Tucker Jenison  
April 28  Sue Bleiweiss
April 30  Judy Gula 
May 1  Sue Price & Elizabeth Gibson
May 2  Judy Coates Perez
May 4  Linda Stokes
May 6  Jane Davila
May 6 Melanie Testa
May 8  Carol Sloan
May 11  Susan Brubaker Knapp
May 12  Desiree Habicht
May 14  Deborah Boschert
May 15  Sarah Ann Smith


Margaret said...

really want to know about this, you guys are making it seem so easy. Thanks for the give away.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

This has been a great blog hop - lots of wonderful ideas, different perspectives and projects. It sounds like a great DVD! I'm convinced!

Pam said...

thanks for sharing your ideas and the chance to win a great dvd

Gail Moss said...

I love this. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

LynneP said...

Nice pomegranates ! Will look forward to seeing how you use them.
Thanks for the chance to win!
jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

patty a. said...

I did some printing at a workshop this spring and my images were not "perfect", but I wasn't aiming for a sense of perfection. After all it is hand made. I ended up cutting up my fabric and sewing it all back together so all those little boo-boos aren't even noticeable. This DVD would sure help me to increase my knowledge and skills in printing.

Robin Walston said...

Lyric is a great teacher, as I learned from her in a class at Paducah. I'd love to take this class via dvd with her too. Thanks for your take on the process.

Carolyn Morgan said...

I too have avoided this technique because it looked too complicated for me. Thanks for the chance to win and give it a whirl.

Ellee said...

This is intriguing. I want to try it out. Lots of possibilities. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

The Joyful Quilter said...

I know Lyric from when we both belonged to the same quilt guild in Raleigh. I would LOVE to have her DVD as a jump start for trying out a new technique. Thanks!

Deborah said...

It would be great to learn more fun stuff from this dvd! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jody said...

I really like Lyric's work and I love your pomegranate! Thanks for offering the dvd as a giveaway, I would love to win that. One day I would love to take an in-person class with Lyric.

Vicki said...

This looks like so much fun. I've really enjoyed reading all the posts within this blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy A said...

This looks like so much fun!!!! I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Diane said...

You created wonderful prints, and I do so hope I win this DVD. More to learn and explore.

Patchacha said...

Would love to learn... And to win !

Lisa said...

very cool! I wasn't sure I would get enough info from this DVD but clearly I am wrong! ... now if I can only win the DVD :-)

liberal sprinkles said...

Looks like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win.
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

Deb said...

You did a great review of the DVD and I'm sure it's going to be a big hit. I'd love to win a Thermofax DVD. Sounds fantastic!

roadie said...

This DVD certainly looks like something I would like to see. After all of the blog hopping and variety of comments, I would like to own a copy.