Breakdown Printing

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Breakdown Printing

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Essentially breakdown printing involves applying thick dye paints or print paste directly on to the back of the screen, which is left to dry.  It is then printed off with more dye paint or print paste, or a combination thereof.  This fresh print ‘media’ (e.g. the dye) gradually dissolves the dried-on material on the screen – breaking it down as an ever-changing array of colours, marks, textures and distressed, organic and disintegrating effects is printed off.  

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Essentially breakdown printing involves applying thick dye paints or print paste directly on to the back of the screen, which is left to dry.  It is then printed off with more dye paint or print paste, or a combination thereof.  This fresh print ‘media’ (e.g. the dye) gradually dissolves the dried-on material on the screen – breaking it down as an ever-changing array of colours, marks, textures and distressed, organic and disintegrating effects is printed off.  Clear print paste and discharge media can also be used, as outlined in the book.

'Breakdown Printing' will encourage anyone who’s nervous about screen printing to get started.  The 32 pages provide clear, step-by-step instructions supported by over 60 fabulous colour images.  Recipes on making dye paints and discharge paste are also included, along with ideas as to how to build on the printed cloth.

The new bonus DVD provides 80 minutes of demonstrations from Claire and Leslie, including how to make Chemical Water, Print Paste and thickened dye paint. The combination of the book plus DVD mean that this process is accessible to anyone, regardless of their experience level.