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I have a mighty need for that red and gold corset!

oh the enemies I would slay while wearing the pink one…

I have reblogged this at least three times already but I’m doing it again because LIFE GOALS

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3liza:

ribbed fabric def gonna be a challenge

*pushes up printmaking nerd glasses*
So I’ve screenprinted on ribbed shirts before and managed to get the hang of it & I think it might apply to block printing as well. Having absolutely no background to the original setup pictured above, there are a few things at play here:
1- Make sure the cardboard inside the shirt is slightly bigger, so that there is a slight stretch to it. Not so big that it’ll cause distortions, but it’ll be better to…
2- Make sure that the t-shirt is stuck down to the board and will not move. Personally, I prefer using masonite/scrap gessoboards that I’ve had lying around to work as a proper platen. Use a spray adhesive (super 77 is good for both t-shirts and paper if you’re going for what you can find in the local art store, otherwise consider picking up a textile silk screen spray adhesive for platens) and put a light layer on so your shirt sticks but isn’t stuck - it’s nice to rub a scrap of fabric on it so it gets a little bit of lint all over it to make it sticky but not stuck-sticky. Give your platen time to dry the first go around so it doesn’t peel off with the back of your shirt.
This is also why I like masonite, because you can scrape it off if it becomes too gross or gets tiny balls of lint stuck in it that over time become big lumps that fuck with your prints. If you want to use wood, consider sealing it first & wrapping the edges in duct tape to avoid splinters and tearing your fabric. Heavy felt is also good to wrap the whole thing in for on-contact printing.
3- Use less ink than you’d think. It’s going to go further than on flat fabrics and honestly, with ribbed fabrics and images that aren’t tiny detailed, they’ll look better less saturated than more. Black is especially notorious for being hyper pigmented and prone to bleeding.
4- Bonus: since you’re using a block and it’s likely causing a bit of shifting on the ribbed fabric when you’re applying pressure with a brayer or weights, you might want to consider cutting a jig into some cardboard so you can just drop the block straight down and it won’t move around.
Cut a semi circle as a thumb hole so you can retrieve your block using your fingers or a flathead screw driver and just pop it out.
This can also help with your registration - use a big piece of cardboard, then line it up where you’d want it. Make sure it’s big enough to go over the neck seam. draw a semicircle following where the neck hole is under the cardboard, now you can line that up with every shirt and it’ll print the same height on all the shirts.


…man, I need to get back to documenting screenprinting methods on my blog =\

3liza:

ribbed fabric def gonna be a challenge

*pushes up printmaking nerd glasses*

So I’ve screenprinted on ribbed shirts before and managed to get the hang of it & I think it might apply to block printing as well. Having absolutely no background to the original setup pictured above, there are a few things at play here:

1- Make sure the cardboard inside the shirt is slightly bigger, so that there is a slight stretch to it. Not so big that it’ll cause distortions, but it’ll be better to…

2- Make sure that the t-shirt is stuck down to the board and will not move. Personally, I prefer using masonite/scrap gessoboards that I’ve had lying around to work as a proper platen. Use a spray adhesive (super 77 is good for both t-shirts and paper if you’re going for what you can find in the local art store, otherwise consider picking up a textile silk screen spray adhesive for platens) and put a light layer on so your shirt sticks but isn’t stuck - it’s nice to rub a scrap of fabric on it so it gets a little bit of lint all over it to make it sticky but not stuck-sticky. Give your platen time to dry the first go around so it doesn’t peel off with the back of your shirt.

This is also why I like masonite, because you can scrape it off if it becomes too gross or gets tiny balls of lint stuck in it that over time become big lumps that fuck with your prints. If you want to use wood, consider sealing it first & wrapping the edges in duct tape to avoid splinters and tearing your fabric. Heavy felt is also good to wrap the whole thing in for on-contact printing.

3- Use less ink than you’d think. It’s going to go further than on flat fabrics and honestly, with ribbed fabrics and images that aren’t tiny detailed, they’ll look better less saturated than more. Black is especially notorious for being hyper pigmented and prone to bleeding.

4- Bonus: since you’re using a block and it’s likely causing a bit of shifting on the ribbed fabric when you’re applying pressure with a brayer or weights, you might want to consider cutting a jig into some cardboard so you can just drop the block straight down and it won’t move around.

Cut a semi circle as a thumb hole so you can retrieve your block using your fingers or a flathead screw driver and just pop it out.

This can also help with your registration - use a big piece of cardboard, then line it up where you’d want it. Make sure it’s big enough to go over the neck seam. draw a semicircle following where the neck hole is under the cardboard, now you can line that up with every shirt and it’ll print the same height on all the shirts.

…man, I need to get back to documenting screenprinting methods on my blog =\

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Can you tell I’m going to visit not my parents?

Can you tell I’m going to visit not my parents?

Sticky Fingers

rusted-heart-syndrome said: I saw your comment about pro israeli or neutral... Tell me one thing though, I'm not trying to start a fight or anything, do you know that Hamas fires rockets each month, even during ceasefires, at Israeli and Palestinian civilians? Now I'm not condoning the killing of children, or anyone for that matter, but do you really think that it is ok for Hamas to target civilians each and every time they fire their rockets into Israel?

3liza:

you definitely are trying to start a fight.

israeli deaths from hamas rockets during the entire history of the conflict, as of 2012: 26 individuals [citation, Modoweiss]

palestinian casualties in the past ten days: 291 individuals, most of them civilians [citation, Reuters]. update from today, 7/19/14: 342 [citation, SF Gate]

hamas rockets, which are usually one of the several “qassam” models, are crude projectiles assembled by hand in backyards and garages, aren’t very accurate (although newer models, post-2006, are a little moreso) and while they are capable of killing people (at a success rate of <0.217% [citation: Mondoweiss]), they are in no way comparable to israel and the IDF, which are fed an IV drip of cash and armament from the United States military industrial complex, at a much-touted rate of around 8 million us dollars per day [citation, PolitiFact, skeptical/fact-checking website—considers this an “accurate estimate”].

firing trash rockets indiscriminately into Israel is definitely a shitty thing to do. it is also not the apocalyptic threat that israel and pro-israel propaganda (most of it headed by evangelical christians in the USA, who have a vested interest in getting Israel squared away so the Rapture can happen. i’m not making this up, although, hilariously, israel’s behavior is starting to alienate even these die-hards) say it is.

reminder also that the IDF is blithely targeting fleeing children for missile strikes and then justifying it by calling them “human shields”. in front of dozens of international journalists [link contains multiple citations as well as descriptions of child death, warning]. some of the more militant cells in Palestine also claim to target civilians, so any claim of moral superiority by Israel is demonstrably ridiculous. what were these kids “shielding”, exactly? who knows man

the majority of Palestinian civilians polled in 2013 did not agree with attacking Israel. most in the same poll supported “nonviolent resistance”.

the majority of Israelis polled in 2014 support a two-state solution, but “almost a quarter are happy to sanction a binational state in which the Palestinians lack full rights.”

israel is so far up its own ass at this point that far-right Israeli protesters in Tel-Aviv are showing up in white supremacist/nazi t-shirts with stars of david replacing the iron cross motifs [Haaretz]. this particular gang of winners beat up some peace demonstrators, sending one guy to the hospital, before calling it a night.

that’s not even getting into the Israeli eugenics programs [Forbes]. or the fact that Israel adheres to the legal, technical definition of an apartheid state [LA Times]. but then, so does the United States (Jim Crow, First Nations genocide, and lol if you think this stuff is “over”)

lmao “self defense”

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Can you tell I&#8217;m going to visit my parents?

Can you tell I’m going to visit my parents?

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reasons i love my friends #6578

HOW IS THIS THE FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN THIS POST

I don’t like it. Trolling people like this when you don’t know what kind of relationship they have with their parents? Or even if their parents are alive?
That’s an insensitive thing to do out of boredom regardless of your opinion on sex work.

I think this is more targeted at the consumers of porn; the most visited sites don’t even credit or name performers, and I don’t think the OP’s point was to troll the performers.

No, it definitely falls into the trope of shaming women in porn due to the whole “come back home” bit

Edit to add: fuck the person who thinks this is cute

johnskylar:

bobthemole:

shadowstep-of-bast:

the-musical-scottsmen:

reasons i love my friends #6578

HOW IS THIS THE FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN THIS POST

I don’t like it. Trolling people like this when you don’t know what kind of relationship they have with their parents? Or even if their parents are alive?

That’s an insensitive thing to do out of boredom regardless of your opinion on sex work.

I think this is more targeted at the consumers of porn; the most visited sites don’t even credit or name performers, and I don’t think the OP’s point was to troll the performers.

No, it definitely falls into the trope of shaming women in porn due to the whole “come back home” bit

Edit to add: fuck the person who thinks this is cute

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