So, it's still half term round these parts, which equates to lots of people getting rather impatient with me and my enforced 2 week break from schedule.
I've been working on an order for almost 3 weeks now and all that was finally left was the labelling. When I was screen printing with Ruby last week I resisted doing it. It was her time.
I bloody well wish I had done it then tho!
I wouldn't have run into the problems I had today if I had at least started.
I turned up today with my prepared hand stamped signage all ready to quickly photocopy and get the screen prepared...a quick squidgee and hey, presto...
...or rather no!
The photocopier was broken.
Bad, bad timing.
I spent the next hour manually drawing out the necessary image, which had to then be done on acetate with the spottage added on top in order that the stamped labels didn't cause a blow out like this little detail on the flower below.
This was a surprise little extra for a certain someone who had hinted that perhaps I wanted to do something for her, (you know who you are...) but unfortunately that didn't work. Hopefully next time.
Because of the rather crude way of making my image ready for printing, it wasn't wholly successful. The dots came out rather patchy and I wasn't totally sure I'd be able to use any of them.
I carried on regardless because, quite frankly I have to get this order off this week and this may be an occasion where something is better than nothing.
And then, when I added them to my pieces, I actually quite liked how they looked.
A certain handmade quirkiness perhaps? Maybe?