I've also started printing one of my final lengths. This one is printed using minerfoam , a sort of puff binder, that will rise when heat is applied. It's going to be a colouring in wallpaper. I'll finish this on Monday :)
I had a little fun today testing out different ways of flocking one of my wallpaper designs. This is going to be a diy colouring in wallpaper. So first I tried flocking with a binder that puffs up when you apply heat to it, then flocking paper which you apply using a heat press after you have screen printed the adhesive onto your design and lastly I tried this crazy way using a flock applicator gun. The flock applicator gun was a bit daunting to start with as it has a sort of electro magnetic field running through it, which when attached to the paper or fabric you are printing onto gives that substrate the electro magnetic field. You then use the gun to sprinkle the flock shavings onto the wet adhesive (which you also screen print beforehand) and voila! you have a flocked design. I'm not sure which way I prefer or which outcome I like best so I am going to give it another go on Thursday :)
above - design using binder (I think it's called texiflock or something)
above - design using flock shavings
above - flock applicator gun
Here's a little glimpse into what I've been getting up to recently. I've been trying to decide what to print as lengths for my final show, and to be honest I'm really struggling on what to choose! Ideally I only want 4, max 5. I can only choose 3 from the ones below as I'm designing another mini collection to go alongside my 'Whimsy Woodland' collection. So... any input would be greatly appreciated :)
Above - the second design is going to be interactive, with the black details flocked. The aim will be for children to draw on the shapes to make them into woodland items (birds, trees, flowers etc).
Above - This design will be completely flocked (a bit like those velvet-y colouring in sheets you get when you're a kid) and will be a giant colouring in sheet, but for your walls!
Here's another couple of bits I'm working on too...