Today is day 3 of our screen printing journey with record crafts. We kicked off the week with a review of Print Liberation. Yesterday we embarked on our YuDu journey making record bracelets. Today we wrap up our YuDu report with 2 more projects a retro-rific record clock and a Badassical piece of art.
Screen Printed Record Crafts
Yudu + YuDu Goodies
The trickiest part of this project was finding a clock face that I liked. After wasting time looking at clip art of clock faces I finally decided to scan in a vintage cherry red clock of my grandmothers and use those numbers. I had to clean the image up a bit in Photoshop, but nothing major. Once the image was on the transparency there were still a few botchy spots that I just filled in with a Sharpie. Follow the Yudu instructions for burning a screen.
Once your screen is burned place your record on the sticky placket and screen your numbers. Allow ink to dry.
When the ink is dry follow the instructions on the clock kit inserting the hardware through the hole in the center of the record. I had to use my Dremel to make the hole large enough for the clock hardware to fit.
All that is left to do is hang your new spiffy clock on the wall and count the minutes until 5 in style! If you don’t have a YuDu another possibility is using some rub-on numbers in a fun font.
One small complaint about the YuDu would be that the size of your screen can not be any larger than a piece of 8.5X11 paper. Hence why I used a square clock face. I guess on the flip side I would not want the YuDu any bigger since it already takes up a lot of studio space.
I got so excited about screening all the left over records I did a few art pieces like this one with the logo from Badassical designed by the amazing Bonnie Rue of Model Citizen Clothing. It sits proudly with the rest of my tigers.
By the end of the day Saturday I was feeling ready to take on the YuDu world and wishing I had more ink color options and more screens to burn. Screens and inks are a bit pricy so those urges were put on hold. I contemplated whether or not I could use fabric paint or Speedball ink on the screens even though the instructions say not to. I also found myself using the YuDu Emulsion Remover more than once to clean off used screens so that I could burn a different image.
I think I might be addicted to screen printing at the moment and now I see why all the Gocco people are so fanatical. Again I totally plan on taking a class at some point so I can get in touch with my screen printing roots. In the meantime I am pretty smitten on my YuDu and already have some new and exciting projects involving home decorating in mind. Stay tuned.
Don’t have a YuDu? Come back tomorrow for an easy DIY screen printing project involving undergarments and unicorns. Now if that does not pique your curiosity nothing will. Plus don’t forget about the Handmade Nation Austin round up and give away on Friday.
I leave you with this questions: what is the weirdest thing you have ever screen printed on or seen printed? For example there is a local Austin artist who screens his art of drum heads. Pretty cool stuff.