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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Helmets Clashing Screen Printed Shirts IMG HEAVY on: August 07, 2012 02:34:10 PM
Thank you so much!! It definitely made me realize how useful a multi-color press is. That's going to be my next purchase once I sell this run of shirts.  Smiley
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Helmets Clashing Screen Printed Shirts IMG HEAVY on: August 06, 2012 05:14:43 PM
When I decided to start printing my own shirts I got asked by a woman on my roller derby league if I would do a design for her company, Derby Skulz (www.derbyskulz.com) for RollerCon. RollerCon is a giant convention in Vegas every year of roller derby girls. I got a little carried away and made it a 5 color shirt, which made registration of the colors a giant headache.

Image heavy!

The original design and the first test print

First two colors. I debated a lot about having the rays line up and after a few opinions decided to not line them up exactly.

The helmet alignment just about killed me

I didn't really like it until I added the helmet straps. What a difference the details make

The final, 7th (i think) pull of the screens, the logo!! I was so happy when I got to the part.

The final product!! WOOHOOOO!!!

Comments and criticism welcome! Thanks for checking it out :]
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Vintage Roller Skating Girl Screen Print on: August 02, 2012 12:16:50 PM
Thanks!! The water based inks weren't showing up as well without the white in the ink. I started printing a shirt before I realized what I needed to do. Only the white is really opaque in the water based inks.

4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Vintage Roller Skating Girl Screen Print on: August 01, 2012 01:58:45 AM
So recently I found myself out of work again. It was something I wanted, the apparel company I was working with/for was very small and pretty much shooting themselves in the foot with every good opportunity they had to grow. While I was at this company I really wanted to get back to doing some silkscreening. I really enjoyed doing it before but the owner didn't want to invest in the equipment.

Now that I am on my own again I decided to get a small home set up. My place is pretty small, 500 sq feet so I couldn't do a full set up. (also the whole being without a job thing limited the funds available) I play roller derby and a lot of the girls on my league were asking if I was going to do my own line of derby clothes so I decided to go with something skating related for my first design.

On black scoop neck t-shirts

Close up on the black shirts. The orange is closer to the other pictures. The ink is water based, which I don't think has a great of coverage as plastisol inks

Same design on a ocean blue tank top. Art work is approximately 8 x 5in

The blue line is darker on the light blue shirt than the black shirts. I mixed the inks for the blue shirts first then added more white for the black shirts

Racer back on blue tank

Comments and criticism welcome!!

Thanks for looking :]
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Middle School Spring Trip T-shirt on: July 19, 2012 04:27:44 PM
What a great way to get your students involved! They are lucky to have a teacher like you!
6  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Roller Derby Gingerbread Banked Track! on: January 16, 2012 11:47:12 AM
We didn't sell it. We offered it to the league as sort of an end of the year treat during travel team try outs. We had the travel teams, home teams, juniors and fresh meat all at practice that day so they devoured it. In the end it cost us way more to make it than we thought it would but it was totally worth it! Now we are trying to figure out how to out do it for next year.
7  COOKING / Dessert / Roller Derby Gingerbread Banked Track! on: January 11, 2012 09:39:47 PM
So instead of a gingerbread house I decided to make a gingerbread banked track. I play roller derby and we had our try outs at the end of the year. Since i got it in my head that I wanted to make a gingerbread banked track and knew that everyone in the league (about 170 people) would be there that day I decided that would a great way to pawn it off on people!!

What a real banked track looks like

starting ingredients

baseboard. I'm 5' 6" and its almost as tall as me

structure that held up the banked track. We based it off of the actual size and shape of a Kitten Traxx banked track. It is 1/24 to scale

All of the gingerbread in place. It took 5 batches placed on 10 baking sheets

Logo of the league done in the middle of the track done in orange Reese's Pieces

Marshmallow refs! They are made to resemble some of the leagues refs

fully decorated with lights! there are battery powered LED lights under the cotton candy and frosting

the skaters in their packs with the whole track barely fitting in the back of the car. end measurements of the board were 30" x 58"

We got it to the rinks in one piece!

Then it was devoured. Even more so after this pictures when the juniors got to it

If you want more information about it I did a write up with may more pictures of the process on my blog:

Thanks for looking!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: my first(ish) ATCs on: November 28, 2011 05:22:58 PM
Spiffy! I love that your daughter made some too how cute!
VIVA DERBY! I work for a derby apparel company and love seeing more derby art out there.
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Louise Brooks Pillow on: February 19, 2011 07:18:53 PM
what a fantastic pillow, i like girls with guns :]

how do you like the yudu? i was thinking about getting one but i've also read all of the reviews but i hate waiting to work on something until school starts
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Sugar Skulls and Virgin Mary on: February 19, 2011 07:16:40 PM
AHH!!! thank you! I'm so excited to be a best of 2010!!!
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