Wednesday, August 31, 2011

it's here!!

this is very awesome for me!!!   i ordered a silk screen kit.  it's semi professional and it is amazing.  so far i'm going through the dvd's just for a general review of how it's done.  i haven't touched any screen printing for about 2 years.  the setup is going to be the most difficult.  first i have to make a light tight area.  this is going to require ply wood and hammer and nails and expanding foam.  we might also have to modify our stationary tub or try to get something new and cheap, for spraying the screens down. 

it's all a little overwhelming but slowly it's all going to come together.  i built the press the other nite, which was very cool.  i just can't wait until we're done with the setup and can start printing some shirts.  other things to think about is i might try to build a better exposure unit once we start making some money.  the one i got now is good for spot coloring, but if i want to do half tones and gray scale i'm defiantly going to have to get a better one.  the site that i'm ordering from has better ones, but they start at about $400!  yikes!!  we need to sell some shirts first. 

sorry about the small photo, but it's the only one i could get.   and i didn't forget about the tutorials i was talking about earlier.  i made the chenille pillows and they turned out pretty good.  as soon as i get some free time i will be upload the pix and explaining the process. 

until next time....enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

marcel has to go away

hello everyone, i'm reading this book by anne rice call 'the feast of all saints' and it is a very good book.  but surprisingly it has nothing to do with vampires.  i'm almost finished with it and not one word about any blood sucking.  i was pretty disappointed at first but i kept on for a couple chapters and i am so glad i did.  there are so many twists and turns, things are happening that take me completely off guard.  it's awesome.  it's a period drama set right before the civil war in america, new orleans.  not something i thought i would have liked, but i do.  and from talking to people about this book, there seems to be a tv movie made about it.  i doubt i'll watch it.

moving on, i've started making banners for etsy stores to sell in my etsy store.  so far i've made four of them, all pretty different styles.  i want to have a pretty good variety to choose from.  i'm going to make a couple more before i start listing them.  listing items is not a fun job, so i always put if off as long as possible.  so far i have about 70 things for sell.  altogether i've sold about 13 things.  i'm going to keep listing items and i hope people keep buying them!  lol.  i think for my new banner pieces i'm even going to add an entirely new section to my out people, this is pretty exciting stuff.