Ok...I thought I would just start this on a fresh post... Here are the pictures I said I'd post
Photo emulsion fluid....I use a recipe I found on the web. http://www.goshen.edu/art/DeptPgs/photoemulsion.html
I bought the Potassium Dichromate at a clay arts center. It's kinda this orange crystally powder.
You just mix with water and then with elmer's school glue.
Really quite easy. I then spread it on my screen with a squeegie (work in a dimly lit room, a little light doesn't seem to affect it) and let dry
(I speed up the drying process with a regular old fan...no heat.)
While the screen is drying I print or draw my design on a transparency...when the screen is completely dry I place the screen down on a dark surface...(I use a black pillowcase... )this prevents the light from bouncing around. Then place transparency on the screen and and a piece of glass ( I use glass from a picture frame) on the transparency...this keep it good and flat.
Then I place a photo halogen bulb (bought at the photo store) about 1 foot above the frame. Turn on the bulb and let sit for about 10 mins.... Then take to the sink and rinse with room temperature water....it takes a minute but then it starts to wash away everything that was black on the transparency.... keep rinsing til your happy with it.
Let screen dry....I fan again...
then it is ready to print.
Have fun printing